Full-length portrait of Queen Mary I of England, standing, wearing a wide hood with a high rising open collar showing an inner frill and a white and gold brocaded gown with a tight-fitting bodice and wide sleeves. Inscribed lower left La Reÿna dinglatiera Maria
Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's favourite sister - detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon in1515, after she was the dowager Queen of France. She married Charles Brandon, one of Henry's dearest friends, and became the Duchess of Suffolk. She also became the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, whose claim to the English throne came from Mary.
Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding -- Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.
Duke. of Suffolk (Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk). Henry's closest friend, he married Mary, the King's sister. The King banished him from court for a period after this, as Brandon did not seek his permission to marry Mary. However, he was eventually reinstated at court and was married to Mary, producing 4 children, until her death from Tuberculosis.
Elizabeth Taylor owned this teardrop-shaped pearl, it was once the property of both Anne Boelyn and Queen Mary Tudor of England. This stunning pearl is worth between $2 million and $3 million today. Richard Burton bought it at an auction in 1969 for $37,000, outbidding a member of the Spanish Royal family.