Honor Grenville was born in relative obscurity in Cornwall, and wound up marrying Henry VIII’s uncle (Arthur Plantagenet, one of the illegitimate sons of Edward IV). She moved to Calais with him, and had this dream of a life for several years until he was implicated in a plot involved with the messiness around Cromwell’s fall. He was eventually released, but died immediately of a heart attack, so Honor moved back to Cornwall, and went back to her life of obscurity.
Melita Thomas of Tudor Times talked with me about Honor, why she was the Person of the Month. One way to learn more about Honor, in addition to the resources on the Tudor Times site, is to read the abridged version of the Lisle Letters, available through Amazon here.
The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement
Read the Tudor Times feature here!