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Happy 2012!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year’s celebration! and not to be a downer, but in Tudor history I am reminded of a certain bittersweet event.

On New Year’s Day in 1511, Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a baby boy! Hooray, an heir for Henry VIII! …but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The poor boy would die some weeks later, on 22 February. It wasn’t noted what took the “New Year’s Boy” from this life. However, he is somehow listed as a Public Figure on Facebook, although the lil’ guy has no “likes” as of yet. How strange life can be!



  Anne Barnhill wrote @

Happy New Year to you! It is sad about Henry and Catherine’s boy…well, the whole thing is sad. But I’m going to think about good things for tonight and hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and for me,t oo!

  gillianbagwell wrote @

I “liked” him. Poor little guy.

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