TODAY IN HISTORY - Mary Tudor was born was born at Richmond Palace (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533) - daughter of Henry VII & younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Charles Brandon. She married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Henry VIII was outraged, & wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

TODAY IN HISTORY - Mary Tudor was born was born at Richmond Palace (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533) - daughter of Henry VII & younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Charles Brandon. She married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Henry VIII was outraged, & wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister & and queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. The latter was more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, which occurred less than two months after her coronation as his third wife, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Mary was the maternal grandmother of Jane Grey.

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister & and queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. The latter was more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, which occurred less than two months after her coronation as his third wife, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Mary was the maternal grandmother of Jane Grey.

Elizabeth Wydville, mother of Elizabeth of York (wife of King Henry VII), grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

Elizabeth Wydville, mother of Elizabeth of York (wife of King Henry VII), grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

Arthur Tudor was the eldest son of King Henry VII of England and Wales, and Elizabeth of York. He was named after the legendary King Arthur of the Round Table, but is reputed to have been a sickly child. He suddenly died on April 2, 1502, at the age of fifteen. The cause of his death is unknown. It may have been tuberculosis or the mysterious sweating sickness .

Arthur Tudor was the eldest son of King Henry VII of England and Wales, and Elizabeth of York. He was named after the legendary King Arthur of the Round Table, but is reputed to have been a sickly child. He suddenly died on April 2, 1502, at the age of fifteen. The cause of his death is unknown. It may have been tuberculosis or the mysterious sweating sickness .

"My Lady the Kings Mother" - Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

"My Lady the Kings Mother" - Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

Mary Tudor "Queen of France" and her husband Charles Brandon. This is Henry the VIII's younger sister. Brandon and Mary were married in secret in France following the death of the King of France Louis XII.

Mary Tudor "Queen of France" and her husband Charles Brandon. This is Henry the VIII's younger sister. Brandon and Mary were married in secret in France following the death of the King of France Louis XII.

Mary Tudor & Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk - Mary was the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. She then married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Brandon. The King was outraged, and wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

Mary Tudor & Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk - Mary was the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. She then married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Brandon. The King was outraged, and wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was Queen of England as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive…

Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was Queen of England as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive…

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn by Arthur Hopkins c. 1860's-1870. Depicts the day of the funeral of Henry VIII´s first wife, Catalina of Aragon. Sources of the time say both wore yellow, which in Tudor´s time was the color of celebration. Classy

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn by Arthur Hopkins c. 1860's-1870. Depicts the day of the funeral of Henry VIII´s first wife, Catalina of Aragon. Sources of the time say both wore yellow, which in Tudor´s time was the color of celebration. Classy

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