|Bessie from "The Tudors."|
Bessie was renowned for her beauty, thought sadly no known portrait of her survives.
After her dismissal as mistress, Bessie was married off to Gilbert Tailboys, 1st Baron Tailboys. After his death, Bessie married Edward Clinton or Fiennes, 9th Baron Clinton, a younger man. She briefly serves as a Lady in Waiting to Anne of Cleves. Bessie died in 1540.
So what makes or breaks her as a Tudor Tart?
Well, Bessie carried on an eight year relationship with a married man, had his illegitimate love child, and ended her life as a cougar. Not to shabby, eh? But then again, it could be look at as Bessie spending eight blissful years with a man she loved, having a child with him, then marrying a younger man (who can blame her, right?) I suppose it is all perspective. What think ye?