My 12th Great-Grand Aunt Agnes Bluet (Blewitt) and King Henry VIII, Agnes was his mistress while Henry was still with Queen Katherine of Aragon.
It is said Agnes Bluet (Blewitt)~Left Court pregnant with The King's Son and she was able to avoid much of the gossip of being at Court.
Records have also found where she lived at Greenham Manor, which was near The King’s Hunting Lodge, and this is where she conceived the Kings son. Either way the fact that she was NOT at court helped in the Secrecy.
Agnes's Lineage is traced directly to Henry I, Edward I, Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire, and many other Kings and Nobles.
Some Of Richard's descendants, the Lewis family was granted a farm stretching from what is now Wall Street to Bleecker Street in Manhattan, and it was a specific land grant from the Crown.
Although Richard was referred to as the "Bastard " son of Agnes and Henry VIII, Henry was noted as being very fond of the boy.
Henry VIII provided a stipend for Richard's childhood support, and guaranteed and paid for his education at Oxford.
Richard's mother, Agnes Blewitt, was allowed to add the Tudor roses to her personal crest.
Though educated at Oxford to be a lawyer, Richard Edwardes never practiced law, and instead became a cleric in the Anglican Church. He was a poet and playwright of some renown, writing such rousing plays as Palemon and Arcite for the entertainment of (his supposed half sister) Queen Elizabeth. His passing was noted by a contemporary of the time as being a writer of the same class as Shakespeare.
Richard Edwardes was, indeed, a well-known and admired poet, playwright, composer and songwriter at the time of the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. He was one of her closest friends and as such his name is found on the List of the Queen's Chamber and the List of the Royal Chapel. There is a painting of him standing with Elizabeth on the steps of St. Mary's Church. He was the Master of the Children's Choir under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
He wrote Philaemon and Arcyte, a play with music in 1566 and many songs, among them, When Gripping Griefs, and others, which he composed for voice and lute. He, also, composed liturgical music. Much of this music is available today as sheet music and some on CD.
While some of his works may be lost others survive and can be read on line or in the many books published today about him, his works and his influence on the literature and music of his time.
Other plays are Misogomus, and Palamon and Arcite.
His most famous poem is Amantium Irae Amoris Redintegratio Est or Going to My Naked Bed (also can be read on line), which was published along with 9 more of his poems in Paradyse of Daynte Devices.
It was even reported in the contempoary news what he wore at both Queen Mary Tudor's funeral and Queen Elizabeth's Coronation.