One of the curious things I have discovered from David Starkey’s work Six Wives is how close England and Spain were during the beginning of the Tudor period under Henry VII and the young Henry VIII. However, as is popularly known, things fell apart when Catherine failed to produce a viable male heir. What is forgotten is that she produced a male, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, who died in infancy.
If this baby would never have died, we would have had a Catholic England, Scotland, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, etc. We never would have had political free masonry, liberalism, capitalism, the State of Israel, or Rock and Roll music (or at least the Beatles).
Is it possible that the baby boy was killed? I am struggling to find the cause of death, but let’s take a few things into consideration.
1). Who would benefit most from a fracture between England and Spain?
A: France; the Tudors’ enemies in England–especially the house of York, which was allegedly mistreated by Henry VII; as well as the Jews who had fled to England and had a bitter grudge toward Spain due to the Holy Inquisition.
2). Are there possible suspects?
A: Perhaps De Palma, a converso, who had been removed as ambassador to England by Catherine of Aragon as well as the wet nurses of young Henry.
I am not saying that the baby Henry was murdered, but a lot of people benefited from his death.
This matter is definitely something worth looking into.