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Author Murphy, Beverley Anne.

Title Bastard Prince : Henry VIII's Lost Son / Beverley Murphy.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


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Summary It took Henry VIII 28 years, three wives, and a break with Rome before he secured a legitimate male heir. Yet he already had the illegitimate Henry Fitzroy. Fitzroy was born in 1519 after the king's affair with a gentlewoman named Elizabeth Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring ever acknowledged by Henry VIII, and Cardinal Wolsey was even one of his godparents. The Duke of Richmond, Fitzroy was educated as befitted a Renaissance prince and the offices bestowed upon him included Lord Lieutenant of the North and Lord Admiral of England; indeed rumors abounded that Henry VIII intended to make him King of Ireland. Widely reported to resemble his father, in both looks and character, he weathered the difficult years of the Reformation far better than either his sisters. This work examines just how close he came to being crowned King Henry VIX of England.
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Subject Richmond and Somerset, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of, 1519-1536.
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 -- Family.
Princes -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Illegitimate children of royalty -- Great Britain.
Pretenders to the throne -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Murphy, Beverley Anne. Bastard prince. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 2001. 0750926848 (DLC)2004351224
Standard No. 9780752468891
ISBN 9780752468891 (e-pub)
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