Season 3, Episode 1: Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Tudor (9 October 1514 – 1 January 1515), not to be confused with Queen Mary I or Mary, Queen of Scots, was briefly Queen of France. She then had a secret marriage to her boyfriend, Charles Brandon, and lived an interesting and — dare I say — scandlicious life. She was also the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, which sets us up for this season’s theme: How To Lose A Queen In Nine Days aka The Lady Jane Grey Scenario.

References:

The Sisters of Henry VIII: The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France by Maria Perry
Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir

Other stuff:

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

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