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September 7 – The wedding of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Catherine Willoughby

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, the very same day that Queen Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter (the future Elizabeth I), forty-nine-year-old Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, married his ward, fourteen-year-old Catherine Willoughby.

The marriage took place just over two months after the death of his previous wife, Mary Tudor. Queen of France.

Find out more about Charles and Catherine, how they came to be married, what their marriage was like, and what happened to them...

Also, on this day in Tudor history, Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace. Click here to see a list of Elizabeth I resources we have here at the Tudor Society.

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September 7 – The wedding of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Catherine Willoughby