Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk,  was a great favorite of Henry VIII. Brandon held a succession of offices in the royal household, becoming Master of the Horse in 1513, and received many valuable grants of land. After Wolsey's disgrace, Suffolk's influence increased daily. Suffolk supported Henry's ecclesiastical policy, receiving a large share of the lands after the dissolution of the monasteries.

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, was a great favorite of Henry VIII. Brandon held a succession of offices in the royal household, becoming Master of the Horse in 1513, and received many valuable grants of land. After Wolsey's disgrace, Suffolk's influence increased daily. Suffolk supported Henry's ecclesiastical policy, receiving a large share of the lands after the dissolution of the monasteries.

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII    Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, husband of Princess Mary Tudor, brother-in-law of Henry VIII

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, husband of Princess Mary Tudor, brother-in-law of Henry VIII

Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve           Born: 28 June 1491  Greenwich Palace  Accession: 21 April 1509  Coronation: 24 June 1509  Westminster Abbey  Died: 28 January 1547  Whitehall Palace  Buried: 16 February 1547  St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle       If a lion knew his strength, it were hard for any man to hold him.  - Sir Thomas More of Henry VIII

Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve Born: 28 June 1491 Greenwich Palace Accession: 21 April 1509 Coronation: 24 June 1509 Westminster Abbey Died: 28 January 1547 Whitehall Palace Buried: 16 February 1547 St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle If a lion knew his strength, it were hard for any man to hold him. - Sir Thomas More of Henry VIII

Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty . . . Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon son of Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn

Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty . . . Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon son of Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn

A portrait of Arthur Tudor, the first son of King Henry VII  and Elizabeth of York. When Prince Arthur died prematurely, his brother Henry took his place, becoming King Henry VIII of England in 1509.

A portrait of Arthur Tudor, the first son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. When Prince Arthur died prematurely, his brother Henry took his place, becoming King Henry VIII of England in 1509.

Inside the Tudor Court by Lauren Mackay; In Search of Eustace Chapuys

Inside the Tudor Court by Lauren Mackay; In Search of Eustace Chapuys

Eustace Chapuys Imperial Ambassador to England during Henry VIII rule. He was greatly biased towards Queen Catherine of Aragon, and critical in the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

"My Lady the Kings Mother" - Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

"My Lady the Kings Mother" - Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

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