Biographies, Henry VIII

Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s natural son.

Henry VIII had been married for nine years when he began his affair with 18 year old Elizabeth Blount. She was a maid of honour in Queen Katherine of Aragon’s household. Bessie had the reputation of being very beautiful. After giving birth to the King’s son she  married  Gilbert  Tailboy’s, 1st Baron of Kyme and the king provided the newlyweds with a manor in Warwickshire.

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