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Probably not. I'm unaware of any serious historical speculation (or more importantly evidence) along those lines. At the time having the King's babies was essentially a queen's one and only job. This went double for King Henry, as he had already executed one previous wife essentially for not producing male heirs. Its possible of course. While not as ...


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Suggest you start here: P.W. FLEMING, Household Servants of the Yorkist and Early Tudor Gentry, in: Daniel WILLIAMS (ed.), Early Tudor England (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, O.S., 4), Woodbridge 1989, pp. 19-36


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The question breaks down into two parts: Why a swordsman instead of an axeman, and why the swordsman of Calais. I now believe that the answer I posted earlier was only partially correct. This source offers a more likely answer, that "Henry did not care about Anne's feelings," and that he chose the sword as "the symbol of Camelot, of a rightful king." On ...


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Henry Fitzroy is KH8 only recognized illegitimate child. Other children who were suspected as being KH8 illegitimate offspring are Catherine Carey who was the daughter of his mistress, Mary Boleyn. Most historians agree that Catherine was KH8 daughter, hence the timeline of her conception, her "Tudor" red hair and the fact that KH8 took an interest in ...


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At least one modern authority, historian Alison Weir, believes that Catherine Howard used birth control (her book, King Henry VIII, p. 446). What form that might be is hard to say, probably some "barrier" method such as a crude diaphragm, or maybe IUD. This would be during her "relationship" with Francis Derehem, which she did not consider a "real" ...



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