The History of Leith

July 31, 2007

Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), Eldest son of James I

The eldest son of James I and Anne of Denmark, Henry was by all accounts a remarkable prince, intelligent, learned, excelling in feats of arms and an informed, enthusiastic patron of the arts. A fervent Protestant, Henry took an avid interest in foreign affairs and highly approved of the choice of Frederick, Elector Palatine as a husband for his sister Elizabeth. He died suddenly, probably of typhoid, when the preparations for this marriage were already in hand. Devoted to Elizabeth, his last words are said to have been ‘where is my dear sister?’. for more click here

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