3 November – Henry VIII’s supremacy of the English church and the death of Sir John Perrot

| November 3, 2021

3 November – Henry VIII’s supremacy of the English church and the death of Sir John Perrot

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd November 1534, Parliament passed the First Act of Supremacy, establishing King Henry VIII’s supremacy of the English church and rejecting the authority of the pope. In this talk, I share what the act said and I explain that it didn’t actually make him head of the church, just […]

Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Children

| March 18, 2011

Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Children

I’ve just written an article over at The Elizabeth Files about Elizabeth’s possible illegitimate siblings. Henry VIII recognised one illegitimate child as his – Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond – but were there others he did not formally recognise? In my article, I discuss Henry Fitzroy, Catherine and Henry Carey, John Perrot, Thomas Stukeley and […]