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.

Said to be Queen Mary I, Daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Said to be Queen Mary I, Daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Catherine Parr attributed to William Scrots, c.1545. (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Catherine Parr attributed to William Scrots, c.1545. (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Code: WH03697 Artiste: English School Titre: Portrait de la reine (ou Elizabeth) Elisabeth Iere d'Angleterre (1533-1603). 17th cent. Localisation: Musee du Chateau Ville: Pau État: France Période/Style: Not available Genre: Not available Remarques: peinture, cm 56 x 77  A curious-looking painting, not very English looking for the English school, and really, not looking much like the queen either.  Perhaps because it's 17th century?

Code: WH03697 Artiste: English School Titre: Portrait de la reine (ou Elizabeth) Elisabeth Iere d'Angleterre (1533-1603). 17th cent. Localisation: Musee du Chateau Ville: Pau État: France Période/Style: Not available Genre: Not available Remarques: peinture, cm 56 x 77 A curious-looking painting, not very English looking for the English school, and really, not looking much like the queen either. Perhaps because it's 17th century?

Betrothal portrait of Sybille of Cleves in Red (in Saxon Style), painted by Cranach, 16th Century

Betrothal portrait of Sybille of Cleves in Red (in Saxon Style), painted by Cranach, 16th Century

Mary, Queen of Scots and her son James. James would become King James, I, the successor of Queen Elizabeth, and the first of a new dynasty to the English throne ~ the Stuarts.

Mary, Queen of Scots and her son James. James would become King James, I, the successor of Queen Elizabeth, and the first of a new dynasty to the English throne ~ the Stuarts.

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