Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Last Victim of Henry VIII

 Thus I alone, where all my freedom grew,
In prison pine, with bondage and restraint:
And with remembrance of the greater grief,
To banish the less, I find my chief relief.~
Henry Howard
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, a cousin of two of Henry VII's queens.
The Earl's father, Thomas Howard, the Third Duke of Norfolk survived just because Henry VIII died before signing the final order for execution. The Earl was executed on January 19, 1547 because Henry VIII feared that he wanted to usurp the throne from Edward, the Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales. (Read entire post.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Protect a Crown and lose one's soul!