- Author : Beverley A Murphy
- Release Date : 26 August 2011
- Publisher : The History Press
- Genre : History
- Pages : 312
- ISBN 13 : 9780752468891
Download or read book entitled Bastard Prince written by Beverley A Murphy and published by The History Press online. This book was released on 26 August 2011 with total pages 312. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It took Henry VIII 28 years, three wives, and a break with Rome before he secured a legitimate male heir. Yet he already had the illegitimate Henry Fitzroy. Fitzroy was born in 1519 after the King's affair with Elizabeth Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring ever acknowledged by Henry VIII, and Cardinal Wolsey was even one of his Godparents. So just how close did he come to being Henry IX?