13 August 1514 – Princess Mary Tudor marries by proxy

| August 13, 2017

13 August 1514 – Princess Mary Tudor marries by proxy

On this day in history, 13th August 1514, Henry VIII’s youngest sister, Mary, married King Louis XII of France by proxy at Greenwich Palace. Henry VIII wrote to Pope Leo X on 12th August 1514 regarding the peace treaty agreed between France and England, which included the marriage of Mary and Louis, and mentioning her […]

Mary I – An Underappreciated Queen

| February 18, 2017

Mary I – An Underappreciated Queen

Thank you to historian and author Conor Byrne for writing this article to commemorate the anniversary of Mary I’s birth on this day in 1516. Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, was born at Greenwich Palace on 18 February 1516. Last year marked the five hundredth anniversary of her birth, and a […]

5 November 1514 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| November 5, 2016

5 November 1514 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in history, Sunday 5th November 1514, Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, daughter of the late Henry VII, and the new wife of King Louis XII of France, was crowned Queen of France by the Bishop of Bayeux at the Abbey Church of Saint-Denis (Basilique Saint-Denis), just outside of Paris. The eighteen-year-old […]

9 October 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, gets married

| October 9, 2016

9 October 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, gets married

On this day in history, 9th October 1514, eighteen-year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and daughter of the late Henry VII, married fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville in France. Chronicler Edward Hall recorded Mary’s entry into Abbeville on 8th October and then the marriage on 9th: “[…she was with great […]

18 March 1496 – Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France at Richmond Palace

| March 18, 2015

18 March 1496 – Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France at Richmond Palace

On this day in 1496, Henry VIII’s beloved sister, Princess Mary Tudor, was born at Richmond Palace. She was the youngest of Henry VII’s and Elizabeth of York’s children to survive infancy, and was sister to Prince Arthur, Princess Margaret and Prince Henry. Mary was renowned for her beauty, being described as “a Paradise – […]

17 November 1558 – The Death of Queen Mary I

| November 17, 2014

17 November 1558 – The Death of Queen Mary I

At St James’s Palace, early in the morning of 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I died. This daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was just forty-two years old and had only reigned for five years and four months. Mary I has gone down in history as “Bloody Mary”, the “killer […]

18 March 1496 – Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| March 18, 2013

On this day in 1496, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, was born at Richmond Palace. She was the daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, and the sister of Henry VIII. Here are some Mary Tudor facts: She was known for her beauty, being described as “a Paradise – tall, slender, grey-eyed, possessing an […]

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

| October 9, 2012

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

On 9th October 1514, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. You can read the details of the wedding and Mary’s appearance in my post Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France but I wanted to share with you Tim’s photo of […]