Biography of Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset

Timeline

On 15 Jun 1519 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset 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 Richmond and Somerset 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 Marchioness Exeter (1C 1525).
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland was created 1st Countess 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 Richmond and Somerset 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 Richmond and Somerset.
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 Richmond and Somerset died at St James' Palace.

After 23 Jul 1536 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset 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 Malcolm III 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

Ancestry

Father: Henry VIII King England and Ireland Son Henry VII King England and Ireland

GrandFather: Henry VII King England and Ireland Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Owen Tudor

Great x 3 GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor

Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Beauchamp 3rd Baron Beauchamp Bletsoe Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Edith Stourton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

GrandMother: Elizabeth York Queen Consort England Daughter Edward IV King England

Great GrandFather: Edward IV King England Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Mortimer Countess Cambridge Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

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

GrandFather: John Blount

Great GrandFather: Thomas Blount

Great x 2 GrandFather: Humphrey Blount

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Blount

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Bere

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Winnington

Great GrandMother: Anne Croft

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard "The Elder" Croft

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Croft

GrandMother: Catherine Peshall

Great GrandFather: Hugh Peshall