Girls or Boys?
I've been mulling something through my mind lately. We often say Henry was more likely to girls, hence going through two wifes. However, Henry had three sons with Katharine, a son with Bessie, (the always infamous subject of MB's children, which would be another son), A miscarried son with AB, and a son with Jane.
As for girls, 3 with Katharine, (one with MB), one with AB.
It seem's to me Henry was more likely to have sons, but unfornately for him only one of the legitmate son's survived.
What do you think?
Jun 6 2009, 12:44 AM EDT by
HEIRS of the King
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Jan 4 2012, 1:35 PM EST by
Jane and Henry
Do you think that if Jane had lived, she and Henry would have had more children? Or do you think that it was luck that Edward was a boy, and that Jane would have had miscarriage after miscarriage?
Saving the Tudor Dynasty
I've liked a lot of the hypothetical history questions that have been posted by karenofbethany, angelosdaughter, and others and thought of one of my own to ask and see where the discussion goes. Here's the situation: you're Henry VIII during the early 1520's. The Tudor Dynasty has been in power for less than four decades and you would certainly like to see it continue after you die. Let's say divorce and remarriage for yourself is out of the question. You have one daughter, Princess Mary, who is legitimate, and one son, Henry Fitzroy, who is illegitmate. You also have potential heirs in the children of your sisters Princess Mary and Princess Margaret (both have legitimate sons). How do you think Henry could have better resolved the succession crisis without a legitimate male heir?
I've heard that if Henry could have only gotten over his xenophobia and made his nephew Prince James of Scotland his heir the whole succession crisis and serial marriages could have been easily avoided. The more I think about it, the more this makes sense - have Princess Mary wed Prince James and the Tudor dynasty would be vicariously continued through the Scottish Stuarts. But what say you, might there have been a better arrangment?
Jan 9 2009, 10:54 AM EST by
The Queen's influence and inherited attributes to their children
We have started a new page : http://tudorswiki.sho.com/page/The+Tudors+Heirs
How do you think the queens influenced their offspring or what attributes do you think their children inherited from their mothers?