Wednesday, 6 July 2016

This miniature is of Catherine Grey with her son, Edward Seymour. 
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Catherine was the second daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and Lady Frances Brandon, whose mother was a sister of Henry VIII and whose father was Charles Brandon one of Henry VIII's closest friends.  
After her elder sister Lady Jane Grey's execution, according to the Will of Henry VIII, Katherine was third in line to the throne of England and because of this the subject of who she should marry was of great importance. 

You can read more of Catherine's story on my website at

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