ELIZABETH LEYBURNE (1536 - 1567) married first, in 1555, Thomas Dacre, 4th baron Dacre of the North (c.1526-July 25, 1566). After his death she was secretly married to Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk (1538 - 1572) on January 29, 1567 at her mother’s house in London. She died in childbed the following September and the child died also. Portrait: possibly the work c.1560 attributed to Hans Eworth and called the Duchess of Norfolk.
Henry Grey,1st Duke of Suffolk (1517-1554) Father of Jane Grey. A dying King Edward VI named Jane Grey, who was married to Northumberland's son Lord Guildford Dudley, as his designated successor.council proclaimed Jane Queen. After Queen Mary assumed the throne, she forgave Grey -- who rebelled a 2nd time. Grey's folly led to his own execution, as well as the death of his daughter, Jane Grey.
Henry knew of his sister's feelings for Charles Brandon but wanted any future marriage to be to his advantage. He made Brandon promise not to propose to Mary. However, the couple married in secret in France. Henry was outraged, and the Privy Council urged that Brandon should be imprisoned or executed for treason. Because of the intervention of Thomas Wolsey, and Henry's affection for both his sister and Brandon, the couple were let off with a heavy fine.
On 9 September 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies.
Catherine Parre -Catherine enjoyed a close relationship with Henry's three children and was personally involved in the education of Elizabeth and Edward, both of whom became English monarchs. She was influential in Henry's passing of the Third Succession Act in 1543 that restored both his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, to the line of succession to the throne
1557 Unknown Lady aged 28. Artist: Hans Eworth: Tate Gallery. Okay, why does no-one say that this is Bess of Shrewsbury? There must be a reason. Bess was born in 1527: she was 30 in 1557. What's two years when you are contemplating a new marriage?
Portrait of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Surrey, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443-1524). Great uncle to Anne Boleyn, Howard was the highest ranking member of Henry's court for some time. His son helped to orchestrate the Boleyn family's rise at court (and subsequently, his own).
Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 1st Earl of Ormond was an English diplomat and politician in the Tudor era. Born: 1477, Hever Castle Died: March 12, 1539 Spouse: Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire Children: Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford Parents: Lady Margaret Butler, William Boleyn Siblings: Anne Shelton, James Boleyn