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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.

When William the Conqueror seized control of England in 1066, he ordered the construction of several forts on the Thames to defend London against attack. The most famous was the Tower of London, pictured here in the 1400s.

The death mask of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary was the great granddaughter of Henry VII, great niece of Henry VIII and cousin to Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor.

In 2006 the remains of the chapel royal at Henry VII’s Greenwich Palace were discovered by Museum of London Archaeology. In this chapel Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves on 6th January 1540. The chapel royal can be seen in the photograph with its original Tudor tile floor.

English royalty, queen consort of Henry VII. Daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She married Henry on January 18, 1486 at Westminster, symbolically ending the Wars of the Roses by joining the houses of York and Lancaster under the house of Tudor.

Image detail for -... after Henry VII came to the throne and the Tudor dynasty was started

Elizabeth of York, Queen of Henry VII of England - Uniting the houses and creating the Tudor dynasty

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".

A diagram of the genealogy of the kings of England, including Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III, and Henry VII. England, S. E. (London or Westminster)

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!

Margaret Beaufort, Mother of King Henry VII, Grandmother of Henry VIII

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Henry Tudor, Duke of York, second son of Henry VII. Born 1491-Died 1547. He would reign after his father as Henry VIII.

The skeleton of King Richard III, who ruled for 26 months in the mid-15th century, and was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond claimed the throne as Henry VII

Fascinating illustration on the recent findings of Richard III' s bones. He was the last Plantagenet king, overthrown by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth, ending the Plantagenet reign and beginning the reign of the infamous Tudors.

Margaret Beaufort, Mother of Henry VII, Grandmother of Henry VIII by lisby1, via Flickr