prince of Wales Henry

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Eldest son of James VI and I and Anne of Denmark. Following his father to England in June 1603, he impressed the crowds by his fine horsemanship and erect bearing. His promise and popularity occasioned jealousy in James; championship of Ralegh, dislike of the royal favourite Carr, and naval and military interests further increased tension. Marriage plans were overtaken by his sudden death from typhoid fever, leaving his less gifted brother Charles as heir.

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