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Princess Mary Tudor, who was born on the 18th March 1496, the youngest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, who inherited her father’s auburn colouring and the delicate loveliness of her mother and fabled grandmother, that astonishing and radiant beauty, Elizabeth Woodville. She raised quite a ruckus.


Mary Tudor with that traitorous brute of a Spaniard, Phillip. Poor Mary! She deserved so much better than what she got. The Fates dealt her a rather crappy hand.


Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding -- Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.


Princess Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France and sister of Henry VIII


Winchester Cathederal: The chair that Mary Tudor used when she married Philip of Spain at The Cathedral in 1554.

from Saints, Sisters, and Sluts

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk, sister to King Henry VIII. Anne Boleyn accompanied her to France in 1514, when she married Louis XII of France.


: 25 June 1533: The Death of Mary Tudor at the age of 37, the younger sister of King Henry VIII and queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. She was first buried at the abbey at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, but later her body was moved to nearby St Mary's Church, when the abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries


The Disturbing Origins of 5 Common Nursery Rhymes

Queen Mary I of England - otherwise known as "Bloody Mary" This article just killed all those rhymes from when I was a kid.


Duke. of Suffolk (Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk). Henry's closest friend, he married Mary, the King's sister. The King banished him from court for a period after this, as Brandon did not seek his permission to marry Mary. However, he was eventually reinstated at court and was married to Mary, producing 4 children, until her death from Tuberculosis.

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Queen Mary I of England (1516 - 1558)

Full-length portrait of Queen Mary I of England, standing, wearing a wide hood with a high rising open collar showing an inner frill and a white and gold brocaded gown with a tight-fitting bodice and wide sleeves. Inscribed lower left La Reÿna dinglatiera Maria