Biography of Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke

Timeline

On 15 Jun 1519 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke was born to Henry VIII and Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount Baroness Clinton, Baroness Tailboys at Augustinian Priory of St Lawrence.

In 1525 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke was appointed 287th Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII.
Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle.
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525).
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525).
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried the Sword of State. Thomas More read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, !Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford attended.
Around 18 Jun 1525 Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland and Eleanor Brandon were married at Bridewell Palace. .

On 28 Nov 1533 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke and Mary Howard were married.

Execution of Anne Boleyn

On 19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was beheaded at Tower Green. Unusually a sword was used. Her execution was witnessed by Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Catherine Carey and Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke.
Anne's last words, as reported by Edward Hall, were as follows:
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak any thing of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never; and to me was he ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord, have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul. "
To Christ I commend my soul, Jesu receive my soul.

On 23 Jul 1536 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke died at St James' Palace.

After 23 Jul 1536 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke was buried at Church of St Michael the Archangel.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry VII King England and Ireland

Edward IV King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Son of Henry VIII King England and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France

Kings Duke Aquitaine: Great x 19 Grand Son of Ranulf Poitiers I Duke Aquitaine

Ancestry

Father: Henry VIII King England and Ireland

GrandFather: Henry VII King England and Ireland

Great GrandFather: Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond

Great Great GrandFather: Owen Tudor

Great Great Great GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor

Great Great GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England

Great Great Great GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France

Great GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond

Great Great GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset

Great Great Great GrandFather: Roger Beauchamp 3rd Baron Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great Great Great GrandMother: Edith Stourton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe

GrandMother: Elizabeth York Queen Consort England

Great GrandFather: Edward IV King England

Great Great GrandFather: Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales

Great Great Great GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge

Great Great Great GrandMother: Anne Mortimer Countess Cambridge

Great Great GrandMother: Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York

Great Great Great GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England

Great Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great Great Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great Great GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux

Mother: Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount Baroness Clinton, Baroness Tailboys

GrandFather: John Blount

Great GrandFather: Thomas Blount

Great Great GrandFather: Humphrey Blount

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Blount

Great Great Great GrandMother: Alice Bere

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Winnington

Great GrandMother: Anne Croft

Great Great GrandFather: Richard "The Elder" Croft

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Croft

GrandMother: Catherine Peshall

Great GrandFather: Hugh Peshall