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King Henry Tudor, King Henry VII

King Henry Tudor, King Henry VII

Male (28 Jan 1456/1457) - 1509

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  • Name Henry Tudor 
    Title King 
    Suffix King Henry VII 
    Born (28 Jan 1456/1457)  Pembroke Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death mask
    • Link to Marilee Cody's "Tudor England" website
    _UID A2220CEE05D7D711BA228E18B8357A36A187 
    Died 21 Apr 1509  Richmond Palace, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

    Father Knight Edmund Tudor,   b. Abt 1430, Hadham, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1456, Probably in Carmarthen Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Mother Margaret Beaufort,   b. 31 May 1443, Bletsoe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1509  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1455  [3
    _UID 2400C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000B863 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Plantagenet, of York,   b. 11 Feb 1465, Westminster Palace Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1503  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1486  [4
    _UID A7220CEE05D7D711BA228E18B8357A36A6D7 
    Children 
     1. Duke of Cornwall Arthur Tudor,   b. 20 Sep 1486, St Swithin's Priory, Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1502, Ludlow Castle, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +2. Margaret Tudor,   b. 28 Nov 1489, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1541, Methven Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. King Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Whitehall, London, Engand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +4. Mary Tudor,   b. (18 Mar 1494/1495),   d. 25 Jun 1533, Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Duke of Somerset Edmund Tudor,   b. (Feb 1498/1499), Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1500, Bishop's Hatfield, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was King of England, Prince of Wales [1] (until 29th November, 1489) and Lord of Ireland from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

      Henry won the throne when his forces defeated the forces of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. Henry was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. He cemented his claim by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and niece of Richard III. Henry was successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after the political upheavals of the civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. He founded the Tudor dynasty and, after a reign of nearly 24 years, was peacefully succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.

      Although Henry can be credited with the restoration of political stability in England, and a number of commendable administrative, economic and diplomatic initiatives, the latter part of his reign was characterised by a financial greed which stretched the bounds of legality. The capriciousness and lack of due process which indebted many in England were soon ended upon Henry VII's death after a commission revealed widespread abuses.[2] According to the contemporary historian Polydore Vergil, simple "greed" in large part underscored the means by which royal control was over-asserted in Henry's final years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 10, page 827.

    2. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 228.

    3. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 10, page 826.

    4. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 65.