When the future Edward VI was born in 1537 there was much rejoicing – for his father King Henry VIII, the birth of a son was especially important. The joy at the birth was of course overshadowed by tragedy because it was to lead to the death of the mother of the child, Jane Seymour.
Jane’s pregnancy was announced in February 1537 and she experienced a trouble free pregnancy up to the time thatshe went into labour. The birth of the child however was long and difficult, taking two days and three nights to be delivered. The baby was eventually delivered at around two o’clock...
In 1545, the Duke passed away at Guildford. He died at the ripe old age (for that time period) of 61 years old, after an extremely successful and fulfilling life. In fact, throughout his life and up until his death, Suffolk was known as "a second king," because of his close friendship with Henry VIII and his great influence over the politics of the English monarchy.
After a life of sporting, flirting, and practicing politics at court, the Duke settled nicely into his third and final marriage to Catherine Willoughby - (he had previously been married to Anne Browne and Princess...
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1. Katherine of Aragon - Divorced
The first of Henry VIII's six wives,Katherine of Aragon(1485-1536) was a Spanish princess who was married to Henry for 18 years before he began divorce proceedings in his desperation to re-marry and produce a male heir. Katherine had been pregnant six times but only one daughter, Princess Mary, laterMary I, had survived. Dying in 1536, Katherine wrote to Henry: 'Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes...
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1501 (or possibly 1507): The birth
Anne is born at Blickling, Norfolk, to Thomas Boleyn and his wife, Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Howard, later second Duke of Norfolk). Historians debate whether Anne was born in 1501 or 1507; the former is more plausible.
Born Anne Stanhope (c. 1497) to Sir Edward Stanhope of Sudbury and Elizabeth Bourchier, Anne was through her mother a direct descendant of Thomas of Woodstock, the youngest son of King Edward III of England and his wife, Queen Philippa of Hainault. Anne’s father had been married once before, so Anne had two older half-brothers – Richard Stanhope and Sir Michael Stanhope. The latter was selected for the governorship of Hull, was knighted, and made Shelford Priory his residence.
So far The Tudors has done a good job of characterizing Henry VIII and the people around him. The many anachronisms are to be expected, unfortunately. I am very excited to see how far this show goes and what this new season holds.
That being said, there are some characters I am hoping to see very much.
1) Jane Seymour- she's been around for a while, as long as Anne I believe, and it'd be interesting to watch her throughout the tumultous marriage of Henry and Anne.