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The Marriage of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor

On the 13th May 1515 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk and The Dowager Queen of France, Mary Tudor was officially married at Greenwich Palace. The wedding was attended by Mary’s brother King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon. 447 more words

Skullduggery with an Apple

The Murder of Mary Tudor

There was a recent BBC History article about Mary Tudor, rightly pointing how she pioneered the idea that a queen could rule every bit as well as a king. 494 more words

Day By Day

Fire and Bloody Mary: Daenerys Targaryen as Mary Tudor

Fire and blood. Two terrifying images that are extremely evocative of both Daenerys Targaryen and Mary Tudor. Regarding Daenerys, the connection is obvious for “Fire and blood” are literally her family words. 830 more words

A Song Of Ice And Fire

Thoughts on Henry VIII's Wives: Katherine of Aragon

Though I had not heard this particular saying until two years ago, it’s a common and helpful tool to remembering the six wives of Henry VIII: 1,299 more words

Eleanor Brandon, Countess of Cumberland...

It is sometimes easy to forget that Henry VIII had more than one English niece who featured in his will.  Henry’s sister, Mary Tudor, married Charles Brandon who was elevated to Duke of Suffolk.   958 more words

Sixteenth Century

Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory

My first thoughts about this novel was that like a couple of Gregory’s other books it was a bit repetitive in places. Margaret is constantly reminding us that she is a Tudor and of her rivalry with Katherine that you feel like she is saying the same thing over and over. 544 more words

Her majesty's a pretty nice girl...

I have been reading ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory and I find myself aggravated and intrigued by turns… 416 more words

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