Carrying on from my recent Claire Chats talk on proxy marriages, I just wanted to look at the negotiations for a marriage between Mary Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII, and Charles of Castile (later Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor), and the end result, a ceremony that took place in December 1508.
What's interesting is that the service in 1508 was different to what had actually been agreed between Henry VII and Emperor Maximilian. Let me explain...
Notes and Sources
- ""The spousells" of the Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VII, to Charles Prince of Castile, A.D. 1508" by Pietro Carmeliano - This can be read at https://archive.org/details/thespousellsofpr00carmrich/page/n8
- "Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Norman Conquest" by Mary Anne Everett Green - This can be read at https://archive.org/details/livesprincesses01greegoog/page/n20
- Mary Rose by David Loades, Amberley Publishing.