22 July 1536 – Death of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset

Posted By on July 22, 2013

Henry FitzRoy On the 22nd July 1536, the seventeen year-old Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, and Henry VIII’s illegitimate son by Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount, died of some sort of pulmonary infection at St James’s Palace.

He was buried at Thetford Priory and then, when the the priory was dissolved, moved to St Michael’s Church, Framlingham.

You can read more about him in my article The Death of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset.

1 thought on “22 July 1536 – Death of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset”

  1. Anyanka says:

    I’m a nasty person but that portrait always makaes me think he’s wearing lipstick..

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