People/Characters: Bessie Blount

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The First Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson
Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour by Julie Wheeler
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser

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Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount (c. 1500-1539), daughter of an English gentry family, was famous for her beauty and her affair with King Henry VIII, which produced a son, Henry Fitzroy, created Duke of Richmond and Somerset and Earl of Nottingham. He died in 1536.

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