Elizabeth Blount & Henry VIII

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Henry VIII and Elizabeth Blount  

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Elizabeth Blount and Henry VIII dated from September, 1515 to October, 1520.

They had a son named Henry FitzRoy age 502.

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English Royal Henry VIII was born Henry Tudor on 28th June, 1491 in Greenwich Palace, England and passed away on 28th Jan 1547 Palace of Whitehall, London, England aged 55. He is most remembered for Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
DatingSep 1515 - Oct 1520 5 years, 1 month
Total Sep 1515 - Oct 1520 5 years, 1 month


The most significant out of King Henry VIII's mistresses was Bessie Blount for about five years since 1515 and onwards.
Blount gave birth in June 1519 to Henry's illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy. The young boy was made Duke of Richmond in June 1525 in what some thought was one step on the path to legitimising him. In 1533, FitzRoy married Mary Howard, Anne Boleyn's first cousin, but died three years later without any children. At the time of FitzRoy's death (July 1536), Parliament was enacting the Second Succession Act, which could have allowed Henry's illegitimate son to become king.
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Bessie Blount's relationship with Henry VIII lasted for some length of time, compared to his other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, later created Duke of Richmond and Somerset and Earl of Nottingham. He was the only illegitimate son of Henry VIII whom the King acknowledged as his own. After the child's birth, the affair ended for unknown reasons. For proving that King Henry was capable of fathering healthy sons, Elizabeth Blount prompted a popular saying, "Bless 'ee, Bessie Blount", often heard during and after this period.
Soon after the birth of his son, the King began an affair with Mary Boleyn, who may have been partly the reason for Blount's dismissal. Like Blount, Boleyn was never formally recognised as the King's mistress and the position of public maîtresse en titre was never offered by Henry to anyone but Anne Boleyn, who rejected it.

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Relationship Timeline

October, 1520 - Breakup

15th June, 1519 - Child

September, 1515 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Elizabeth Blount
Henry VIII
Age (at start of relationship)
14
24
Zodiac
Pisces
Cancer
Hair Color
Blonde
Red
Eye Color
Blue
Green
Nationality
English
English
Religion
Roman Catholic
Christian
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Henry FitzRoyMale15th June, 1519502 years old

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