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

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.

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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

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

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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

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.

House of Tudor Owen Tudor, the first man to use the surname, was a direct 8th. generation descendent of Llewelyn the Great and Joan (daughter of King John ). Owen worked within the household of Queen Catherine, widow of Henry V ; Owen and Catherine married in 1429. Their first son, Edmund, was made 13th. Earl of Richmond in 1453, married Margaret Beaufort (great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt ) in 1455. Edmund and Margaret had one son, Henry, who would become King Henry VII .

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France & Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted & Nasty King John (yes, that's his official title, in my book, anyway); she went on a Crusade with Louis & ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence in the Holy Land.

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

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections Read more: www.dailymail.co....

Nice clickable Tudor family tree, you know in case I ever have to teach about Henry's six wives

Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV; mother of Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII joined the Lancaster and York factions and founded the Tudor dynasty.

Worcester Cathedral, tomb of Arthur, Prince of Wales, elder son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, older brother of Henry (later VIII), first husband of Catherine of Aragon

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.