Talk:Henry, Duke of Cornwall

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I don't think this is a good article. Is it about the first of Henry VIII's sons, all of them called Henry, or all his children who died in infancy? "Henry, Duke of Cornwall" could refer to a lot of people who held this title for a time: Henry V, VI and VIII, and the son of James I.

I suggest that with some editing we transform this article into an article on "Children of Henry VIII of England", but deal with the 4 who survived infancy very briefly and refer people to their main articles. Any comments? PatGallacher (talk) 12:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

I feel it's made clear in the first line: it's about the two sons of Henry VIII, both called Henry, duke of Cornwall, who died young. It makes mention of their siblings, but the majority of the article is clearly about the two sons. Boleyn (talk) 13:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

As the article mentions, Henry VIII actually had three sons called Henry, Duke of Cornwall who died in infancy, two by Catherine of Aragon and one by Anne Boleyn. I doubt if any of these are notable enough to merit an article on their own, given their extremely short lives. It is somewhat artifical to make an article about 2 or 3 of Henry's children, and not all of them, just because they happened to have the same name, and in fact the article does make significant mention of his other children. PatGallacher (talk) 15:45, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

He did not have a son by Anne Boleyn, except a miscarriage, which is thought to have been a boy, but was not named. That should definitely be deleted from the article. I don't think the other children are dealt with more than would be appropriate here. I think this article is valid, but I can easily understand why their notability might be questioned. People might enjoy an article on all Henry VIII's children, although personally I don't think that would mean that this one needs to be deleted. Boleyn (talk) 12:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

If his alleged son by Anne Boleyn was really just a miscarriage then maybe you can deal with this under Henry Tudor (II). PatGallacher (talk) 14:32, 26 May 2008 (UTC)