Jousting secret explains how Charles Brandon rose in the court of Henry VIII; Despite being the best jouster at court, Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk, always allowed Henry VIII to win: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/11196723/Jousting-secret-explains-how-Charles-Brandon-rose-in-the-court-of-Henry-VIII.html IMAGE: Henry Cavill as Charles Brandon in the Showtime series, "The Tudors".
This is the original wedding portrait of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon [Widowed Queen of France and the Duke of Suffolk] ~ painted by Jan Mabuse (1478–1532) Circa 1515. Her turnback sleeves are heavily beaded with pearls. It is unusual at this point for English women to be so greatly decorated.
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 1st Viscount Lisle KG (c. 1484 – 22 August 1545) was the son of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Bruyn. Through his third wife Mary Tudor he was brother-in-law to Henry VIII. His father was the standard-bearer of Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond (later King Henry VII) and was slain by Richard III in person at the battle of Bosworth Field. Suffolk died of unknown causes at Guildford.
Charles Brandon & Princess Mary Tudor - Biography & Facts