Son of Sir Thomas Brandon. An esquire of the body to Henry VII. Appointed Marshal of the King's Bench in 1510 and Master of the Horse in 1512. Created Duke of Suffolk in 1514. Secretly married the King's recently-widowed sister in Paris in 1515, to Henry's initial fury. Instrumental in suppressing the Lincolnshire rebellion of 1536. Responsible for the capture of Boulogne in September 1544. Buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor.