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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 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.

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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

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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.

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.