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Margaret of Austria (1480 - 1530)

The tragic early death of Mary of Burgundy

Mary was born in Brussels as the only child of Charles the Bold and Isabella of Bourbon, and she was thus the heiress of the Burgundian territories, and she became suo jure Duchess of Burgundy in 1477 at the death of her father. Her father died in the Battle of Nancy on 5 January 1477. [read more]

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Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn’s time in Mechelen

Anne Boleyn spent a year in Mechelen at the court of Margaret of Austria, who was the Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. This was during the year 1514. Mechelen is now in modern-day Belgium and is not that far from the border, so I decided to visit it to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria! [read more]