In today's Claire Chats, I look at the life of Thomas Stukeley (Stucley), the claim that he was an illegitimate son of Henry VIII and what evidence there is to back up that claim.
The portrait I mention of Thomas Stukeley:
Sources and further reading
- Holmes, Peter. “Stucley, Thomas (c.1520–1578).” Peter Holmes In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online ed., edited by Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/26741 (accessed January 11, 2016).
- Jones, Philippa (2009) The Other Tudors: Henry VIII's Mistress and Bastards, New Holland Publishers.
- “The Famous History of the Life and Death of Captain Thomas Stukeley” - see https://archive.org/stream/schoolofshaksper01simpuoft#page/156/mode/2up and https://archive.org/stream/schoolofshaksper01simpuoft#page/160/mode/2up
- Licence, Amy (2014) The Six Wives and Many Mistress of Henry VIII, Amberley Publishing.
- Tazón, Juan E. (2003) The Life and Times of Thomas Stukeley (c.1525-78), Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
- Peele, George (1594) The Battle of Alcazar - https://archive.org/stream/battlealcazar00sidggoog#page/n10/mode/2up