Sir Charles Brandon

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  • Song Name: Sir Charles Brandon
  • Artist: Historic Royal Palaces
  • Album: Prisoners at the Tower of London

Charles Brandon became Henry VIII’s closest friend and eventual brother-in-law – said to be extremely good-looking, he was a rakish character with a chequered marital history. This podcast, created for the Tower of London’s 2010-11 ‘Tower Treasures’ display, explores Brandon’s rise to power and prominence in the court of King Henry VIII.

Produced by HRP Tower of London Education Service in conjunction with the Royal Armouries.

This podcast uses the following music:
• ‘Gagliarde’, by John Dowland. From Arts and Architecture, Volume 1 (CS1)
• ‘The Joust’, by Richard Myhill. From Music Through the Ages, Part 1 (KPM 540)
• ‘The Earle of Oxford’s March’, by William Byrd. From Ceremonial (CS 12)