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    Mary Tudor, Henry's sister, detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon, 1515

    Mary Tudor (sister of Henry VIII) married Louis XII, King of France (27 June 1462 - 1 January 1515) on 9 October 1514, in Abbeville. He was the son of Mary of Cleves and Charles, Duc d'Orléans. She was crowned Queen of France on 5 November 1514. Her husband, Louis XII died on 1 January 1515. He was buried at the Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded by Francis I. They had no children. Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon were married in secret on 3 March 1515, in France. Mary Tudor and Charles Bra...

    High tudor fashion

    Blood group anomaly could explain Henry VIII's reproductive problems and tyrannical behavior.

    Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII!

    Wax figures of the Six Wives of Henry VIII as photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

    The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122) lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund.

    Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John.

    Queen Mary I, 1516-1558; Mary was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon to live past infancy. Crowned after the death of Edward VI and the removal of The Nine Days Queen-Lady Jane Grey, Mary is chiefly remembered for temporarily and violently returning England to Catholicism. Many prominent Protestants were executed for their beliefs leading to the moniker "Bloody Mary".

    The British Monarchy family tree from Alfred the Great to present. Perfect go along with Our Island Story.

    Cheapside Hoard, in 1912 a woman living in a house in Cheapside, London found beneath the floorboards the largest collection of Tudor jewels ever found

    Detail of Tuxen's painting of the marriage of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna.

    Marie Antoinette would change three times in the course of the day: first of all there would be a formal silk or velvet gown to be worn to Mass, followed by a lighter, more informal muslin, lawn or cotton dress for the rest of the day and then finally a gorgeously elaborate evening dress to be worn to dinner, concerts or balls.

    Time Traveling hipster in the past! It's a museum photo, so highly doubt it's photo edited. The man with what appears to be very modern sunglasses seems to be wearing a stamped T-shirt with a nice sweater, all the while holding a portable compact camera! If this isnt't a time traveler it's definitely the original hipster.

    TODAY IN HISTORY - Mary Tudor & Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk made their previously-secret union official at Greenwich Palace in 1515 - sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. She then married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Brandon. The King was outraged, and wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

    Portrait of Marie Antoinette. I think this is one of the most flattering of her.

    A diplomat described Henry VIII in 1515 when the king was 24: "His Majesty is the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on; above the usual height, with an extremely fine calf to his leg, his complexion very fair and bright, auburn hair combed straight and short, in the French fashion, and a round face so very beautiful that it would become a pretty woman."

    An alleyway in Hampton Court, home of King Henry VIII.

    Arthur Tudor, brother of Henry VIII, first husband of Catherine of Aragon (1486-1502)

    1457: King Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle, Wales.. Henry was the only son of 23 year old Edmund Tudor and 12 year old Margaret Beaufort.. Edmund Tudor, died before he was born and Henry was raised by his uncle Jasper Tudor..

    A detail of Isabella of Castile, Queen of a united Spain and mother of Catherine of Aragon.