The Duke of Suffolk
|Duke of Suffolk|
22 August 1545 –14 July 1551
|Preceded by||Charles Brandon|
|Succeeded by||Charles Brandon|
|Born||18 September 1535|
|Died||14 July 1551 15) (aged|
Bishop of Lincoln's Palace,Buckden
|Parent(s)|| Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk |
|Alma mater||St John's College,Cambridge|
Henry Brandon,2nd Duke of Suffolk (18 September 1535 – 14 July 1551),styled Lord Henry Brandon before 1545,was an English nobleman,the son of Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk,by his fourth wife,Catherine Willoughby.
His father had previously been married to Mary Tudor,sister of King Henry VIII. Following the deaths of Mary and their son,Henry Brandon,1st Earl of Lincoln,Charles had married Catherine,Lady Willoughby de Eresby,who had been the intended bride of the elder Henry.
In 1541,Lord Henry Brandon and his younger brother Lord Charles Brandon had their miniatures painted by Hans Holbein the Younger. 
Lord Brandon succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of Suffolk on 22 August 1545. He and his younger brother were both minors and continued their education by going up to St John's College,Cambridge.  During an epidemic of the sweating sickness,the two youths died,Suffolk first and his younger brother about an hour later.  They died at the Bishop of Lincoln's Palace in the village of Buckden,near Huntingdon,Huntingdonshire,where they had fled in an attempt to escape the epidemic.
A solemn celebration of the funerals of the two Dukes,called a 'Month's Mind',was held on 22 September 1551 with all the funeral equipment in duplicate.  The humanist intellectuals Thomas Wilson and Walter Haddon wrote a life of Suffolk and his younger brother shortly after their death.
Mary Tudor was an English princess who was briefly Queen of France as the third wife of King Louis XII. Louis was more than 30 years her senior. Mary was the fifth child of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York,and the youngest to survive infancy.
Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk,1st Viscount Lisle,was an English military leader and courtier. Through his third wife,Mary Tudor,he was brother-in-law to King Henry VIII.
Earl of Lincoln is a title that has been created eight times in the Peerage of England,most recently in 1572. The title was borne by the Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyne from 1768 to 1988,until the dukedom became extinct.
Earl of Suffolk is a title which has been created four times in the Peerage of England. The first creation,in tandem with the creation of the title of Earl of Norfolk,came before 1069 in favour of Ralph the Staller;but the title was forfeited by his heir,Ralph de Guader,in 1074. The second creation came in 1337 in favour of Robert de Ufford;the title became extinct on the death of his son,the second Earl,in 1382. The third creation came in 1385 in favour of Michael de la Pole. The fourth creation was in 1603 for Lord Thomas Howard,the second son of Thomas Howard,4th Duke of Norfolk,by his second wife Margaret Audley,the daughter and eventual sole heiress of Thomas Audley,1st Baron Audley of Walden,of Audley End in the parish of Saffron Walden in Essex. Howard was a prominent naval commander and politician and served as Earl Marshal,as Lord Chamberlain of the Household and as Lord High Treasurer. In 1597 he was summoned to Parliament as Baron Howard de Walden,and in 1603 he was further honoured,at the start of the reign of King James I,when he was created Earl of Suffolk. His second son the Hon. Thomas Howard was created Earl of Berkshire in 1626.
Duke of Suffolk is a title that has been created three times in the peerage of England.
Henry Grey,1st Duke of Suffolk,3rd Marquess of Dorset,was an English courtier and nobleman of the Tudor period. He was the father of Lady Jane Grey,known as "the Nine Days' Queen".
Lady Mary Keyes was the youngest daughter of Henry Grey,1st Duke of Suffolk,and Frances Brandon,and through her mother had a claim on the crown of England.
Frances Grey,Duchess of Suffolk,was an English noblewoman. She was the second child - and eldest daughter - of King Henry VIII's younger sister,Princess Mary,and Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk. She was the mother of Lady Jane Grey,de facto Queen of England and Ireland for nine days,as well as Lady Katherine Grey and Lady Mary Grey.
Henry Brandon,Earl of Lincoln was the youngest child and second son born to Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk and Mary Tudor,Queen of France,who was a daughter of Henry VII,King of England. Thus Henry Brandon was nephew to King Henry VIII. His older sisters were Lady Frances Brandon and Lady Eleanor Brandon.
Eleanor Clifford,Countess of Cumberland was the third child and second daughter of Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk and Princess Mary Tudor,the Dowager Queen consort of France. She was a younger sister of Lady Frances Brandon and an elder sister of Henry Brandon,1st Earl of Lincoln. She was also a younger paternal half-sister of Lady Anne Brandon and Lady Mary Brandon from her father's second marriage. After her mother's death in 1533,her father remarried to Catherine Willoughby and Eleanor became an elder half-sister of Henry Brandon,2nd Duke of Suffolk and Charles Brandon,3rd Duke of Suffolk.
Katherine Brandon,Duchess of Suffolk,suo jure12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby,was an English noblewoman living at the courts of King Henry VIII,King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I. She was the fourth wife of Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk,who acted as her legal guardian during his third marriage to Henry VIII's sister Mary. Her second husband was Richard Bertie,a member of her household. Following Charles Brandon's death in 1545,it was rumoured that King Henry had considered marrying Katherine as his seventh wife,while he was still married to his sixth wife,Catherine Parr,who was Katherine's close friend.
Charles Brandon,3rd Duke of Suffolk,known as Lord Charles Brandon until shortly before his death,was the son of the 1st Duke of Suffolk and the suo jure 12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.
Charles Brandon may refer to:
William Willoughby,11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1482–1526),was an English baron and the largest landowner in Lincolnshire.
Sir Christopher Willoughby,de jure10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby,KB,was heir to his second cousin,Joan Welles,9th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby,in her own right Lady Willoughby,as well as great-grandson and heir male to William Willoughby,5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Christopher Willoughby was also heir to his elder brother,Robert Willoughby,who died unmarried and underage on 24 March 1467. He was unable to enjoy his inherited title as a result of the attainders of his cousin Joan Welles' father,Richard Welles,7th Baron Welles,and brother,Robert Welles,8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby.
Brandon is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:
William Willoughby,1st Baron Willoughby of Parham was an English nobleman and soldier who in 1547 was made an hereditary peer of the House of Lords.
Thomas Grey,2nd Marquess of Dorset was an English peer,courtier,soldier and landowner of the House of Grey.
Lady Anne Brandon,Baroness Grey of Powys was an English noblewoman,and the eldest daughter of Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk by his second wife,Anne Browne. Anne's mother had died in 1511. In 1514,Anne's father secured a place for her at the court of Archduchess Margaret of Savoy. While Anne was abroad,her father married Mary Tudor,the widowed Queen consort of Louis XII of France and the youngest sister of Henry VIII.
Lady Mary Brandon was an English noblewoman,and the daughter of Charles Brandon,1st Duke of Suffolk,by his second wife,Anne Browne. Mary was the wife of Thomas Stanley,2nd Baron Monteagle,by whom she had six children.