Tag: Margaret Bryan

Sir Francis Bryan: Vicar of Hell

Born about 1490 to Margaret Bourchier and Thomas Bryan, Francis was the oldest of two surviving children. His sister, Elizabeth was married Nicholas Carew. Through his mother he was related to Anne Boleyn and this is most likely why he helped to promote Henry’s matrimonial causes with the French and papal courts. His mother, Margaret Bourchier was half-sister…

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Elizabeth Carew: Wife of Treason

Being raised at court, Elizabeth Bryan’s parents both held offices in the royal household – her mother, Margaret within the house of Katherine of Aragon and her father, Thomas as Vice Chamberlain. Elizabeth Bryan and her future husband, Nicholas Carew, were members of Henry VIII’s inner circle. They performed in the masques and dances at…

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