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August 22 – Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

A zoom-in on Charles Brandon in the portrait of him and his wife, Mary TudorOn this day in Tudor history, 22nd August 1545, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk died at Guildford in Surrey.

The magnate, courtier, soldier and close friend of Henry VIII was making preparations to lead an army to Boulogne when he died. He was laid to rest in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

You can find out more about Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, in this video talk and article:

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    After his marriage to Mary Tudor, he was lucky Henry was in a forgiving mood. Both bride and groom took a terrible risk getting hitched under the circumstances.

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August 22 – Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk