Brentwood: currently 16°C, scattered clouds
high today 16°C, low tonight 13°C
sunrise 4.49am, sunset 9.01pm
Now playing:
Nicki Treffers - The Modern Essex Girl (28 May 2024)
Listen Live Webcam


Essex might have become the birthplace of a King of England

As per usual on a Tuesday I was joined once again by Margaret Mills who this week took us just up the road to Blackmore, but the Blackmoor of Tudor times, where one of Henry VIII’s mistresses, ELIZABETH BLOUNT,  was smuggled out of London before she could give birth to one of his love children.

When her illegitimate son was born, the King was especially happy to discover that he had a son, who was unsurprisingly called, Henry.

It seems that at one point King Henry considered divorcing his then wife Catherine of Aragon, marrying Elizabeth thus making his son legitimate and a possible future monarch.

Of course this did not happen and the young Henry died aged just 17, amidst rumours that he might have met his end at the instigation of Anne Boleyn.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about these events: –

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

Subscribe to our newsletter!
One a month, no spam, honest

Now on air
Coming up
More from Bygones and Essex Tales
More from
More from Phoenix FM


Essex might have become the birthplace of a King of England

As per usual on a Tuesday I was joined once again by Margaret Mills who this week took us just up the road to Blackmore, but the Blackmoor of Tudor times, where one of Henry VIII’s mistresses, ELIZABETH BLOUNT,  was smuggled out of London before she could give birth to one of his love children.

When her illegitimate son was born, the King was especially happy to discover that he had a son, who was unsurprisingly called, Henry.

It seems that at one point King Henry considered divorcing his then wife Catherine of Aragon, marrying Elizabeth thus making his son legitimate and a possible future monarch.

Of course this did not happen and the young Henry died aged just 17, amidst rumours that he might have met his end at the instigation of Anne Boleyn.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about these events: –

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

Subscribe to our newsletter!
One a month, no spam, honest

Now on air
Coming up
More from Bygones and Essex Tales
More from
More from Phoenix FM


Essex might have become the birthplace of a King of England

As per usual on a Tuesday I was joined once again by Margaret Mills who this week took us just up the road to Blackmore, but the Blackmoor of Tudor times, where one of Henry VIII’s mistresses, ELIZABETH BLOUNT,  was smuggled out of London before she could give birth to one of his love children.

When her illegitimate son was born, the King was especially happy to discover that he had a son, who was unsurprisingly called, Henry.

It seems that at one point King Henry considered divorcing his then wife Catherine of Aragon, marrying Elizabeth thus making his son legitimate and a possible future monarch.

Of course this did not happen and the young Henry died aged just 17, amidst rumours that he might have met his end at the instigation of Anne Boleyn.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about these events: –

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

Subscribe to our newsletter!
One a month, no spam, honest

Now on air
Coming up
More from Bygones and Essex Tales
More from
More from Phoenix FM


Essex might have become the birthplace of a King of England

As per usual on a Tuesday I was joined once again by Margaret Mills who this week took us just up the road to Blackmore, but the Blackmoor of Tudor times, where one of Henry VIII’s mistresses, ELIZABETH BLOUNT,  was smuggled out of London before she could give birth to one of his love children.

When her illegitimate son was born, the King was especially happy to discover that he had a son, who was unsurprisingly called, Henry.

It seems that at one point King Henry considered divorcing his then wife Catherine of Aragon, marrying Elizabeth thus making his son legitimate and a possible future monarch.

Of course this did not happen and the young Henry died aged just 17, amidst rumours that he might have met his end at the instigation of Anne Boleyn.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about these events: –

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

Subscribe to our newsletter!
One a month, no spam, honest

Now on air
Coming up
More from Bygones and Essex Tales
More from
More from Phoenix FM