The Tudor Society
  • 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…

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  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth I

    Today is the 482nd anniversary of Elizabeth I’s birth on 7th September 1533, so Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

    Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and she was born at the Palace of Placentia, or Greenwich Palace.

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