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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. […]

Update on Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

| January 9, 2012

Update on Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

Following on from my article regarding The Daily Mail’s article on Henry VIII being the father of Bessie Blount’s daughter, Elizabeth Tailboys, I just wanted to let you know that Elizabeth Norton will be writing a guest article for us on this issue and she has pointed out that the salacious angle of the newspaper’s […]

Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

| January 8, 2012

Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

Thanks to Eilish Gallagher for letting me know about The Daily Mail article Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken the throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims. This article is about historian Elizabeth Norton’s research into the life of Elizabeth Blount for her new book “Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII” and […]

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Mary Boleyn

| August 3, 2010

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Mary Boleyn

An article in today’s Daily Mail, entitled “Wills and Kate, kissing cousins! How the Royal lovebirds are related thanks to a Tudor tyrant so bloodthirsty he’s been airbrushed from history” announces the “dark and deliciously murky secret”, the royal skeleton in the closet, that not only are Prince William and his girlfriend, Kate Middleton, distantly […]