“[King Henry VII kept a tight rein on his rambunctious son, for he knew that Henry had no kingly qualities yet] Previously, the King had never taken his son on progress, in order ‘not to disrupt his studies’. Now, he ‘was so wise, and attentive to everything regarding his son’s upbringing’: ‘nothing escapes his attention’. (…) For the first thirteen years of Prince Henry’s life, he had barely inhabited his father’s world. Suddenly, they had been thrown vividly, closely together; Henry, hawklike, watching over his son’s security and development.
But it was Henry’s demonstrative affection for his son that attracted most attention. Travelling with the court, the Spanish ambassador Ferdinand Duque - sent to keep an eye on the activities of the Anglophile Rodrigo de Puebla - remarked warmly of the king’s parenting skills in a letter to King Ferdinand. ‘It is quite wonderful’, he wrote, ‘how much the king likes the prince of Wales’ - and with good reason, for the prince ‘deserves all love.’ ‘Certainly’, he commented approvingly, ‘there could be no better school in the world than the society of such a father as Henry VII.’
Ferdinand Duque had no reason to disbelieve the evidence of his own eyes, and indeed, Henry’s delight in the prince was entirely consistent with his behaviour on the rare occasions that the pair had previously been seen together. The king did love his son - who was, after all, the embodiment of everything he had fought for over the previous quarter century. Besides which, the boy probably reminded Henry of Elizabeth.”
The Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England, by Thomas Penn
any tips on who I could use as young Louis XIV??? as you were coming across some child actors maybe there is one for him, please?i found one that i really liked but the costumes/clothes he had didn’t fit for me for a young Henry. it is a child there was in the movie ‘Anonymous’:
but he had just one scene or two, and i don’t know his name… but he is cute :)
i found my fancast for young Prince Henry (future King Henry VIII) !!!!!
here as a young child:
and here as a teenager:
i will start to make my gifs now
Little Henry VIII is going to appear in the spanish show “Isabel”: he has blonde hair and looks kinda cute.sadly i am unable to find good quality videos of this serie (i stopped to watch it after five episodes :/) …
"Elizabeth was in every sense an ideal wife and consort. She met every contemporary expectation. The sources show that she was a loving, kind and gentle woman, and as such she must have been a force for good in Henry’s life. That she had influence with him is evidenced by the numerous gifts to her from powerful persons who clearly thought that her patronage was worth having. And the fact that Henry’s character degenerated after her death speaks volumes." x
is thomas sangster good? I feel like maybe he has some gifs like that? but idk that’s all that comes to mind currentlyI thought about him tbh but he is so used as FC lmao… he was in Tristan & Isolde right? because i want a boy around 8 or 10 years old. a young boy. AH! it’s pretty difficult to find a good FC :/