Did noblewomen during the Tudor period customarily keep their maiden names? For example: Margaret Beaufort is never called Margaret Tudor or Margaret Stanley. Lady Jane Grey is never referred to as Lady Jane Dudley. At first, I thought it might have been due to historians seeking clarification; but a portrait of Katherine Parr (artist unknown) shows her with the name Katharine Parre picked out in gold. This portrait does not look to be that of a young girl, which Katherine certainly was when she married for the first time. Any thoughts on this ?
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