May 13th

Today in Dead Royalty

1515 – Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and sister to Henry VIII, married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk at Greenwich palace. They had actually married previously in France, when Charles was sent by the King to bring Mary home after the death her first husband, King Louis XII of France.

1568 – The Battle of Langside took place between forces looking to reinstate Mary, Queen of Scots, and troops led by her half-brother, the Earl of Moray, who was also regent for Mary’s infant son, and King, James VI. Moray’s forces were victorious and Mary ended up fleeing for England just a few days later. The fighting would continue though, as some nobles still fought to bring her back as Queen.

1940 – As a result of the Nazi invasion, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees to Great Britain, and her daughter, Princess Juliana and children…

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