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 […]

22 July 1536 – Henry Fitzroy departed his life

| July 22, 2016

22 July 1536 – Henry Fitzroy departed his life

On this day in history, 22nd July 1536, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, died at St James’s Palace. He was just seventeen years of age, having been born on 15th June 1519 to the King’s mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. In 1525, he had been elected as a Knight […]

22 July 1536 – Death of Henry Fitzroy, Illegitimate son of Henry VIII

| July 22, 2012

22 July 1536 – Death of Henry Fitzroy, Illegitimate son of Henry VIII

On the 22nd July* 1536, Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, died of some type of pulmonary infection, probably tuberculosis, at St James’s Palace; he was just seventeen years old. Fitzroy was buried at Thetford Priory and then, when the the priory was dissolved, moved to St Michael’s Church, Framlingham. […]