Is there any truth in the account of a live birth of a son Henry Duke of Cornwall in November 1534 to Anne Boleyn and that he lived for a few hours? I have read this on a few sites, but I was not aware that she had a son who was born alive? I thought all her babies were stillborn.

I have been researching the primary sources on Anne Boleyn for three years now and have never found mention of the birth of a live son. Eric Ives, by far the best historian on Anne, makes no mention of it and I have only found evidence for three pregnancies: Elizabeth, one in 1534 which must have ended in miscarriage as there is no record of Anne going into confinement, and the miscarriage of 1536. See for more on Anne's pregnancies.
Do these sites give any references to support this theory?


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