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Season 1 Family
Henry and Sebastian
Henry and Sebastian
Real Names: Henry II
Sebastian de Poitiers
Status: Over, ended in Henry's death

Father and son

Length of Relationship:

17 years


Kingdom of France

First Appearance: Pilot
Last Appearance: Slaughter of Innocence

"I've been a better father to you than Francis. But he's my son, too, and your brother."
Henry to Sebastian


Early History[]

Sebastian was Henry's first son, and possibly because of that, his favourite. He was born to him from his mistress Diane de Poitiers, while his own wife, Catherine de' Medici, had not produced any children 10 years into their marriage.

Even after Francis' arrival, Bash stayed Henry's favourite. However, out of respect for his wife, he never titled his son.

Season 1[]

Henry and Sebastian didn't interact much at the very beginning of the season, but that quickly changed. In Kissed, when Bash returned to the castle injured after being ambushed by the English, Henry seemed quite distraught.

Season 2[]

Although King Henry did appear in Season Two, it was only in Queen Catherine's imagination. However, when Catherine almost killed herself after Henry asked her to, it was Sebastian who saved her. [1]


  • Sebastian is not Henry's only illegitimate child. [2]
  • Henry has ordered the death of Sebastian twice. [3] [4]
  • Bash was forced into marrying his father's ex-mistress Lady Kenna at sword-point. [4]

Historical Notes[]


Season One
Pilot Snakes in the Garden Kissed Hearts and Minds A Chill in the Air Chosen Left Behind Fated For King and Country Sacrifice Inquisition
Royal Blood Consummation Dirty Laundry The Darkness Monsters Liege Lord No Exit Toy Soldiers Higher Ground Long Live the King Slaughter of Innocence