Monday, June 27, 2016

Fact of the Day: French Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor was a daughter of King Henry VII of England and she was very close to her brother who became Henry VIII. She was called one of the most beautiful princesses in all of Europe, and became Queen of France by marrying Louis XII who was middle-aged and hopeful to have an heir. The marriage saw no children and didn't last long as the King of France had died mere months into the marriage. Her niece (the future Queen Mary I of England) was named in her honor. 

6 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

The whole king, queen, princess thing has always been a bit strange to me.

Pat Hatt said...

Another family affair, sorta. Those royals.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So she ended up a Merry Widow!

Martha said...

So much history with these people.

Christine said...

interesting history.

stephen Hayes said...

She has a sweet face, but is it hiding anything?