A portrait of Queen Mary I.  By or after Antonis Mor, 16th century. National Trust, Petworth House.

A portrait of Queen Mary I. By or after Antonis Mor, 16th century. National Trust, Petworth House.

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.

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.

Queen Mary Tudor (1516-1558), the only daughter of Henry VIII and Catalina of Aragon.

Queen Mary Tudor (1516-1558), the only daughter of Henry VIII and Catalina of Aragon.

Mary Tudor, Later Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon (his first wife)

Mary Tudor, Later Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon (his first wife)

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's favourite sister - detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon in1515, after she was the dowager Queen of France. She married Charles Brandon, one of Henry's dearest friends, and became the Duchess of Suffolk. She also became the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, whose claim to the English throne came from Mary.

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's favourite sister - detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon in1515, after she was the dowager Queen of France. She married Charles Brandon, one of Henry's dearest friends, and became the Duchess of Suffolk. She also became the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, whose claim to the English throne came from Mary.

ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire UK) | Grand Ladies | gogm

ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire UK) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary | Sovereigns are large, thin gold coins that feature imposing portraits of the respective monarch. The Mary I Gold Sovereign coin was issued under the authority of the first Queen Regnant of England, Mary Tudor (Mary I), daughter of Henry VIII. She was also the the grand-daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary | Sovereigns are large, thin gold coins that feature imposing portraits of the respective monarch. The Mary I Gold Sovereign coin was issued under the authority of the first Queen Regnant of England, Mary Tudor (Mary I), daughter of Henry VIII. She was also the the grand-daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.

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

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

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.

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, her brooch signifies her engagement to Charles V. Her one of many that her father made for her.

Princess Mary Tudor, her brooch signifies her engagement to Charles V. Her one of many that her father made for her.

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