22 July 1536 – Henry VIII loses a son

| July 22, 2015

22 July 1536 – Henry VIII loses a son

Today marks the aniversary of the death of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, at St James’s Palace, London. The seventeen year-old duke was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, by his mistress Elizabeth (Bessie Blount), and the husband of Mary Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. It is thought that […]

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

| July 22, 2013

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

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. […]

Mary, Elizabeth and Edward – The Children of Henry VIII by Ashley Currier

| December 2, 2011

Mary, Elizabeth and Edward – The Children of Henry VIII by Ashley Currier

Following on from Eliza’s wonderful article giving voices to Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne Boleyn Files visitor Ashley Currier has written this excellent creative piece giving voices to the children of Henry VIII. Thanks Ashley! Mary the Forgotten Princess God, why are you letting me suffer like this? What have I done to deserve this? […]