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    05 June 1516 - Maria de Salinas ( lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon) married William, 11th Lord Willoughby of Eresby.Their daughter was Catherine Willoughby,( fourth wife of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk)

    Maria was a devoted friend to Catherine of Aragon. In August 1532, shortly before Catherine's marriage to Henry was annulled, she was ordered to leave Catherine's household and not to make any attempt to communicate with her. In September 1534, when Catherine's health deteriorated, Maria begged permission to visit her but was denied. On 5 January 1536 she forced her way into Kimbolton Castle to see Catherine, having again been refused permission to visit."She disguised herself and fabricated a story about having fallen off her horse and claimed to desperately need a place in which to recover."*  

    The Queen Catherine died two days later.

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    1523 - Birth of Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (Marguerite de Valois) She was the daughter of King Francis I of France and Claude, Duchess of Brittany.

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    1588 - Death of Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford.She was the daughter of the statesman William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, chief adviser to Queen Elizabeth I of England, and the translator Mildred Cooke. In 1571 she became the first wife of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. She served as a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth before her marriage.

     

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