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1. Many Tudor fans know about the love affair and marriage of Charles Brandon and Princess Mary Tudor. But do you know the name of the woman he married shortly after Mary Tudor's early death?
2. Towards the end of his life, Henry VIII became fat and ill. At this time, one of the most important men in his life was his favorite physician. Who was it?
3. Only true Katherine of Aragon enthusiasts know the name of this man, her confidant and confessor in the early years of her marriage to Henry VIII. Rumors were rife about their relationship, which some thought went beyond friendship and confession.
4. There are a few well-known mistresses of Henry VIII, but this lady, a cousin of Anne Boleyn, is often not remembered as one of them, because her relationship with Henry was so short.
5. Robert Dudley is the most famous of Elizabeth I's favorites. Less well known is this man, who was a great contender for Elizabeth's favor, and rumors abounded about her relationship with him. His early death prevented him from creating a lasting impression on the court.
6. Anne Boleyn's arrest and execution are well known to even those who know little about the Tudors. However, do you know the name of her jailer, the Constable of the Tower of London?
7. Katherine of Aragon was not allowed to keep all of her Spanish ladies when she settled down at the English court. This woman, however, stayed a devoted servant and lady-in-waiting to her for many years and was one of her dearest friends.
8. Katherine Parr is famous for being one of only two wives to outlive Henry VIII. Many people do not bother to read about her life afterwards, however, when she re-married and had a daughter. What was her baby's name?
9. As the Lord Protector to Edward VI and the brother of two other notable Tudor figures, Jane and Thomas Seymour, Edward Seymour is still remembered today. His formidable second wife, however, is often overlooked.
10. Most Tudor fans know Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, a favorite of Elizabeth I and the instigator of the Essex Rebellion of 1601. However, Essex did not do it alone. This man, the Earl of Southampton, was very much involved.
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