So, who exactly was this Sir Francis AKA Eye Patch AKA the “man who likes to board other men’s boats” who shows up on the scene this season of The Tudors?
Did a little internetting and found some interesting info on him.
A roguish playboy, he was known to be an on and off member of H8’s entourage. He was considered a libertine, willing to do whatever the king wanted, if it kept him in favor at court. He was very well connected and even related to a lot of people; He was the second cousin of both Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour (these people were kinda inbred, no?) Although, I guess he didn’t really care for Anne that much, since he apparently conspired against her and ultimately aided in her downfall.
I also learned that he did indeed loose an eye in some kind of sporting match and had to wear an eyepatch.
He somehow earned the awesome nickname Vicar of Hell but it’s not exactly clear whether this was intended as a joke or if it referred to his wretched activities. I am willing to bet it’s probably both!
Anyone know more about this mysterious fellow? Please add on in the comments!