Death of Henry FitzRoy

On the 22nd of July 1536, Henry FitzRoy, the Duke of Richmond and Somerset, who was the only acknowledged illegitimate son of Henry VIII and his mistress, Elizabeth Blount, died at St James’s Palace. Born on the 15th of June 1519, he turned only seventeen over a month before his death. Charles Wriothesley (the author […]

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Henry VIII’s last marriage

On the 12th of July 1543, Henry VIII married Catherine Parr, Lady Latimer and widow of Sir John Neville, Baron Latimer of Snape. The final queen consort of the House of Tudor, Catherine was Henry’s sixth and final wife, who would outlive him and re-marry Thomas Seymour within a few months after his death. The couple […]

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