Undressed funeral effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. Her grandson King Henry VII made major alterations to Westminster Abbey, which involved moving her embalmed body. She was placed in a crude coffin constructed of flimsy boards, and was left above ground. Catherine remained a public spectacle in the Abbey for over 200 years.
THE ANCESTORS OF HENRY VII ~ OWEN TUDOR (on the pin) was a son to Meredith Tudor. Meredith was a Welsh soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd. Both his brothers Rhys and Gwilym rekindled the uprising in 1402 when they (and 16 other men) took Conwy Castle and held it for at least two months. Rhys was executed. Meridith kept his life, but following the demise of Glyndŵr's revolt, much of the Tudor family's lands at Penmynydd and elsewhere were forfeited to the England.
Katherine Tudor, great-granddaughter of Henry VII Katheryn was the heiress to the Berain and Penymynydd estates in Denbighshire and Anglesey. She is sometimes referred to as Katheryn Tudor, her father being Tudor ap Robert Vychan and her mother Jane Velville. Her maternal grandfather Sir Roland de Velville (1474 - 6/25/1535) was thought to be an illegitimate son of King Henry VII of England by "a Breton lady".
Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Henry VIII's brother. He was the firstborn, the heir to the throne, and had he lived, he would have become King- and the entire course of English history would have been different. There would have been no Anne Boleyn. Isn't that weird to think about!
Henry VII. After taking the throne, king Henry VII disarmed the nobility, a maneuver essential for consolidation and restoration of royal authority. The infamous Star Chamber was revived. He kept his promise to marry Elizabeth of York, thereby affirming his legitimacy. She bore him eight children, including the future King Henry VIII. An Historical Figure of England, Tudor Dynasty.
Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, also known as Edmund of Hadham (1431-1456) was the father of King Henry VII of England and a member of the Tudor family of Penmynydd, North Wales. He was an older son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (widow of King Henry V of England). In 1455, he married 12 year old Margaret Beaufort. Edmund's only child, the future Henry VII, was born at Pembroke Castle in 1457, almost three months after his death.