July 22 – The death of Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s illegitimate son

| July 22, 2022

July 22 – The death of Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s illegitimate son

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd July 1536, Henry VIII’s son by his former mistress, Elizabeth Blount, died at St James’s Palace. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was just 17 years of age at his death, and the death of his only son was a huge blow to the king. In the […]