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Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, KG

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, KG

Male 1519 - 1536  (17 years)

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  • Name Henry FitzRoy 

    Suffix Duke of Richmond and Somerset, KG 
    Born 1519  Blackmore, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1536  St. James Palace, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Originally interred at Thetford Priory, Norfolk.
    Person ID I12538  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 

    Father Henry VIII Tudor, King of England,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Whitehall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Blount,   b. ca. 1500, Kinlet, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1539  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1514 
    • Mistress
    Family ID F3595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset,   b. ca. 1519, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1557, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1533  [5
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1519 - Blackmore, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1536 - St. James Palace, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, Peter Ackroyd, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012), 34.

    2. [S44] The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Alison Weir, (New York: Grove Press, 1991), 123.

    3. [S35] Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, Peter Ackroyd, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012), 101.

    4. [S336447] Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Allison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2001), Chapter 49, "The Suppression of the Religious Houses".
      "The young Duke of Richmond died at St. James's Palace on 22 July 1536, aged seventeen. The cause of death is thought to have been tuberculosis. His passing was deliberately kept secret: the King commanded Norfolk, Richmond's father-in-law, to have the body wrapped in lead, hidden under straw, and conveyed with only two attendants in a farm wagon to Thetford Priory in Norfolk for burial. The secrecy was intended to avoid fears over the succession; opinion at court had long held that, despite his bastard status, Richmond, a male nearly grown to maturity, had a better chance of succeeding his father than either of Henry's daughters, who had both been disinherited. Cromwell himself later confirmed that the King 'certainly intended to make the Duke his successor, and would have got him declared so by Parliament.' But Richmond's death left the succession open. Nevertheless, the news got out, and Chapuys was soon reporting that 'the party of the Princess Mary is naturally jubilant at his death.'"

    5. [S336447] Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Allison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2001), Chapter 44, "The High and Mighty Princess of England".
      "On 25 November, the Duke of Richmond, lately returned from Paris, was married to Norfolk's daughter, Lady Mary Howard. It was a union that firmly allied him to the Boleyn faction. The bride was a member of the Queen's household and a staunch advocate of reform, and Fitzroy was a close friend of her brother Surrey. The marriage was a triumph for Anne Boleyn and a slap in the face for the Duchess of Norfolk, who had opposed it. However, it was never consummated, and it may be that the Duke, at fourteen, was already showing signs of the tuberculosis that was to kill him, and that the King, mindful of the fate of his own brother Arthur, whose death was said to have been hastened by too much early sexual activity, had ordered the young couple to wait."