On this day in Tudor history, 13th May 1515, Henry VIII's beloved sister, Mary Tudor, former Queen of France, married his best friend, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, at Greenwich Palace.
Hear all about the couple's marriage in today's video from Claire Ridgway, author and founder of the Tudor Society.
As Claire mentions, the couple had got married secretly in France and you can find out more about that in Claire's video at https://youtu.be/yPlUHeSNi40
Also on this day in history:
- 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s royal household at Greenwich was broken up, even though she hadn't been tried yet. Click here to read more.
- 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots's forces were defeated at the Battle of Langside.
- 1619 – Funeral of Anne (Anne of Denmark), consort of James VI and I. She was buried in Henry VII's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
Well you couldn’t doubt these two were married with three ceremonies ha!
Of course there was doubt in 1528 when Brandon’s aunt and second wife turned up and said they were still married. Wolsey had to sort it out, which he did. Phew!