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Marriage Melancholy: Untangling Unhappy Tudor Unions (Part 1)

Unravelling the threads of Tudor matrimony!

Marriage is never easy, is it? But it surely must have been harder for those of the Tudor nobility and gentry whose marriages were arranged. Many Tudor marriages grew from mutual respect to love, and were solid, but some marriages were desperately unhappy.

I thought I’d consider a few of those unhappy unions, and there are quite a few of them, so I’m going to do some today and then do another video next week.

Today, I’m looking at the marriages of a Queen of Scotland, a poet’s sad tale, a marquess who finally divorced his wife but then had it rescinded, and a Seymour marriage surrounded by rumour...

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Marriage Melancholy: Untangling Unhappy Tudor Unions (Part 1)