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Tudor godparents
« on: September 26, 2005, 05:22:13 PM »

Hi! Sorry to all of you who are missing me... (if there IS somebody missing me, of course!!) ;) but I've been having quite a busy week!


I wanted you to ask you, however, who were Henry VIII's godparents? It's something I started thinking about yesterday and I don't have the slightest idea of who they were!


Can you help me, please? I promise I will be right back writing as I have been doing before in a couple of days! Thank you very much! ;)
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 09:20:50 PM »
Umigon,

I did some searching on the web and was not able to find who Henry's godparents were yet. Maybe because he was the second son and not the Prince of Wales when he was born, these types of details were not so carefully preserved about him... I did find who his sister Margaret's godparents were, but not his! I will try some more, but I am not sure if this info is available on the internet. I may look through my books and see if any of them mention it....

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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 05:45:00 AM »

Thanks Helen! Lets see if we can find it!


That's what I was thinking about, he was a secondary prince, so maybe nobody recorded who his godparents were in order to preserve it for the future... who knows...


and do we know they day in which Henry was christened??
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 10:53:36 AM »
Umigon, I looked through some of my books, and there is nothing about Henry's godparents anywhere! Some of them said exactly what I said above, that because Henry was the second son, not many details are known about his infancy and early childhood... Maybe someone else knows though and will post this info here.

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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 10:58:53 AM »
I have had a good look through my books too and I can't find any clues at all. :-/
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005, 11:42:01 AM »
Probably their names were lost for ever... that's sad! :(


However, who were the godparents of all the members of the Tudor family?


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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2005, 07:22:48 AM »
Well, Margaret's (Henry's older sister) godparents were her grandmother Lady Margaret Beaufort (for whom she was named), the duchess of Norfolk, Lady Berkeley and the earl of Shrewsbury.

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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005, 05:55:56 PM »
Lady Frances Brandon's godparents were Queen Catherine of Aragon and Princess Mary, later Mary I. However, neither were present at the christening, so they were represented by . . . Anne Boleyn!  :o
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2005, 01:58:36 AM »
That must have been interesting seeing as how Mary felt about Anne :o
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2005, 08:35:52 AM »
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Lady Frances Brandon's godparents were Queen Catherine of Aragon and Princess Mary, later Mary I. However, neither were present at the christening, so they were represented by . . . Anne Boleyn!  :o


Wow, how do you know about that? If this is true, how tactless was that! I bet it was Henry's bright idea as usual  ;).

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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2005, 08:52:09 AM »
Thomas Wolsey and Lady Catherine Courtney were Godparents to Henry Brandon (Mary and Charles's son)
Thomas Cranmer was a Godparent to Elizabeth Ist
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2005, 09:41:55 AM »
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Wow, how do you know about that? If this is true, how tactless was that! I bet it was Henry's bright idea as usual  ;).


I read it in Maria Perry's 'Sisters of the King', a so-so book about Mary and Margaret.

BTW, Kim the Catherine Courtney you mention - any relation of Edward Courtney?

Also, one of Mary I's godparents was Katherine, daughter of Edward IV, thus Mary's great-aunt.
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2005, 10:23:49 AM »
I don't know Liam, If this  Catherine Courteney is Catherine Plantagenet, then she was Edward Courteney's mum ???
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2005, 10:44:30 AM »
Hmm . . . Catherine Plantagenet married William Courtenay, and their son was Henry Courtenay, who was Edward's father. She's the only Catherine Courtenay I can think of . . .  ??? If so, then this is the same Catherine was also godmother to Mary I - she was popular!   ;D

BTW, Elizabeth I was godmother to James I, and the latter's eldest children Henry Frederick and Elizabeth, who was named for her.
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Re: Tudor godparents
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2005, 10:49:27 AM »
Oooh, ooh, just found out more - Elizabeth Woodville and the Earl of Oxford were two of Arthur Tudor's godparents.

BTW, another of Margaret Tudor's godparents was Cardinal Morton.

Oh, and Mary I's other godparents were Cardinal Wolsey and the Duchess of Norfolk.
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