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Katherine Willoughby, 12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby in her own right (1519–1580). After her father's death, she became the ward of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, whom she married as his fourth wife in 1534, perhaps around the time of this drawing. Holbein painted miniature portraits of the couple's two sons Henry and Charles, who in 1551 were to die within hours of each other of the sweating sickness.
Lady Jane Grey, also known as the Nine Days' Queen. At only 15 years of age, she was made Queen of England by her scheming parents. In less than a week and a half her reign was toppled by Mary, AKA "Bloody Mary," whom many believed was the rightful heir. Jane and her husband, Guilford Dudley, were convicted of high treason and executed. Hers is a fascinating story.
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Joan Vaux, Lady Guildford was the Lady Governess to the Princesses Margaret and Mary Tudor, and accompanied the latter to France when she married King Louis XII in 1514. When King Henry VIII was attempting to divorce Catherine of Aragon, Joan gave a deposition concerning whether Catherine's marriage to Arthur, Prince of Wales had been consummated, in which she confirmed that Prince Arthur and Catherine had lain together "as man and wife all alone five or six nights after the said marriage."
Painting depicting the visit of Erasmus and Thomas More to the royal Tudor nursery in the summer of 1499. From Left to Right: Margaret, queen consort of Scotland, aged 10, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset in the arms of a nanny, Mary, Queen of France aged 3, Henry VIII, King of England then Duke of York aged 8. Absent Royal child was Arthur, Prince of Wales who was at Ludlow Castle at the time of the visit.
LOUIS XII King of France, grandson of Louis of Orleans, the brother of Charles VI, and son of the poet prince, Charles of Orleans. Louis had no children. After his accession he had divorced his virtuous and ill-favoured queen Joan, and had married in 1499 Anne of Brittany the widow of Charles VIII. On her death January 1514 in order to detach England from the alliance against him he married on the 9th of October 1514 Mary Tudor sister of Henry VIII of England. He died on the 1st of January 1515.
Tomb Effigy of Frances Brandon, Daughter of Princess Mary Tudor, mother of Jane Grey
Tomb Effigy of Frances Brandon, Daughter of Princess Mary Tudor, mother of Jane Grey This is the only indisputable image of Frances Grey, Dutchess of Suffolk, and it accords well with known images of both Princess Mary Tudor and Ladies Jane and Catherine Grey.