Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (July 16,1517 – November 20, 1559), born Lady Frances Brandon, was the second child and eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk and Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France. She was the mother of Lady Jane Grey, who was briefly Queen of England, and older sister to Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln and Eleanor Clifford, Countess of Cumberland. Her maternal uncle was King Henry VIII of England and her maternal aunt was Queen Margaret of Scotland. Mothers, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Brandon, King Henry Viii, Mary Tudor, Eldest Daughters, Lady France, 1St Dukes, France Brandon
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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 -- maybe it was too much excitement for the old guy. Anyway, Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's. Henry was furious with them both for taking his sister, such a valuable pawn, off the political marriage market. Mary and Charles Brandon are the ancestors of Lady Jane Grey, who was herself used as a pawn years later.