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.
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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.
Mary Tudor - "among women of past centuries, queens and princesses often counted among the victims more pitiful. " (Le Lit, le Pouvoir et la Mort, Reines et Princesses d'Europe de la Renaissance aux Lumières, Editions de Fallois, 2006)
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.
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.