How could Henry not want anything to do with Elizabeth?

I think that Elizabeth reminded Henry of her mother, Anne Boleyn. She may have had Henry's red hair, but she had her mother's coal black eyes and face shape. I don't know whether Elizabeth made Henry feel guilty for what he did to Anne or whether he truly felt wronged by Anne and so was upset at the sight of Elizabeth, but he did ignore her for a while and had to be reminded by Lady Bryan that Elizabeth was growing and needed new clothes.
However, when Elizabeth did come to court, it is said that Henry delighted in her precociousness and intelligence, and I think that he did eventually become quite close (as close as a King did in those days) to Elizabeth and she idolised him for the rest of her life.


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