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Henry VII. He was the founder of the Tudor dynasty, father of Henry VIII. He killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, then married Richard's niece Elizabeth.

Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York Parents of King Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey

Birth of Henry VII: The Start of the Tudor Dynasty January 28 is also Henry VII's birthday. He was born into an illegitimate line, unable to claim the throne, but his mother had other plans. Margaret Beaufort worked with Elizabeth Woodville to place Henry Tudor on the throne, marry Elizabeth of York and bring an end to the Wars of the Roses.

Elizabeth of York (11 February 1466 – 11 February 1503) was Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503, and mother of King Henry VIII of England. Elizabeth of York is the only English queen to have been a daughter (of Edward IV), sister (of Edward V), niece (of Richard III), wife (of Henry VII), mother (of Henry VIII) and grandmother (on the paternal side of Mary I, Elizabeth I and Edward VI) of English monarchs.

Catherine de Valois. The mother of the Tudor dynasty. Wife of Henry V and Owen Tudor. With her second husband Owen Tudor she bore a son Edmund who married Margaret Beaufort who would then produce a new king for England King Henry VII. The first of the Tudors

Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York, and maternal grandmother of Henry VII close to end of war of the roses, mother of the 2 princes in the tower

Isabeau of Bavaria (aka "Isabella"), seen on the right, was the mother of Catherine of Valois, grandmother to Henry VI and Edmund Tudor, great grandmother to Henry VII, and great-great grandmother to Henry VIII. She was married to Charles VI ("The Mad") of France.

Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret, and Mary Tudor

A portrait of Arthur Tudor, the first son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. When Prince Arthur died prematurely, his brother Henry took his place, becoming King Henry VIII of England in 1509.

henry vii (tudor) sails to england | King Henry VII - Henry Tudor - of England was born at Pembroke Castle ...

Newly-unveiled portrait of Henry VIII's grandmother, Margaret Beaufort

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.

Henry VII (Tudor) - // BASTARD. The villain who pulled off the world's biggest slander campaign ever.

Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) Her marriage to Henry Tudor, in 1486, unified the previously opposed families of York and Lancaster, creating a period of peace and prosperity. She was known for being gentle and kind to her subjects and to have enjoyed music and dancing. Their union produced seven children including Henry VIII. Henry VII deeply mourned the death of his wife following the birth of their last child Katherine in 1501.

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, parents of Henry VIII. Their marriage united the Houses of York and Lancaster. Her parents were King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. By marrying into the "enemie's" family, Henry hoped to instill unity and acceptance.

King Henry VIII was born on this day 28th June, 1491. King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England, executed Catholics who failed to recognize the church and executed Protestants who complained that he should execute more Catholics, yet he still managed to remain a popular King

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

RED ROSE~~ Katherine of Valois was a wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed with Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

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

tudor dynasty | Henry VII | The Tudor Blog

King Henry VII ~ Cautious & manipulative founder of a dynasty. ~ In 1483, Henry Tudor became a leading Lancastrian contender for the throne of England. Seizing & holding the throne was another matter. During the decades of the War of the Roses both Lancastrians & Yorkists were decimated. The Lancastrians emerged victorious & were seen as rightful claimant. After coronation, king Henry VII disarmed the nobility, a maneuver essential for consolidation & restoration of royal authority.

Henry VIII Artifacts | ... , the scepter and the orb were commonly associated with Henry VII