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Fitzroy, Henry, duke of Richmond and Somersetlocked

  • Beverley A. Murphy


Fitzroy, Henry, duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519–1536), royal bastard, was born in 1519, probably in June and at the priory of St Lawrence, Blackmore, near Ingatestone, Essex, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII (1491–1547) and his mistress Elizabeth Blount (c. 1500–1539x41). As the king's only male issue at the time of his birth the child was a valuable asset. Arrangements for his care were initially entrusted to his godfather, ...

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