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The Tudor Society

October 2 – Henry VIII’s sister, Mary Tudor, sets sail for France

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd October 1514, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Princess Mary Tudor set sail for France.

The eighteen-year-old sister of Henry VIII was sailing from Dover to France in order to marry fifty-two-year-old King Louis XII of France.

Find out about the arrangements for the journey, who was at Dover, how the bad weather affected Mary's crossing to Boulogne, and what happened next...

You can find out about Mary's entry into Abbeville and her wedding in this video:

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October 2 – Henry VIII’s sister, Mary Tudor, sets sail for France