The Tudor Society

9 October – Mary Tudor and Louis XII get married

On this day in Tudor 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.

In today's talk, I share contemporary accounts of Mary's lavish entry into Abbeville on 8th October and the wedding on 9th October, including descriptions of Mary and her apparel.

Of course, Mary wasn't married to Louis for long as he died on 1st January 1515.

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