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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

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 .

A 16th century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII), and the grandmother to a king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth I).

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.

U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

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

After his death, aged 58, King Henry VIII’s body, while being moved to Westminster Abbey, swelled in the heat and exploded. The lead coffin burst open and according to one witness: “all the pavement of the church was with the fat and the corrupt and putrefied blood foully imbued.”

Children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York: Arthur, Prince of Wales. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. Henry, King of England. Mary, Queen of France.

Margaret of Anjou (c.1429-82) wed Henry VI of England at 15. After raising an army to defend herself from the vultures that were gathering now that Henry VI was deemed mentally incompetent, Margaret restyled herself a warrior-queen. She led several victories during the War of the Roses before she & her family escaped to Scotland. In 1462 she went to France to seek help from Louis XI-he gave her re-enforcements. Back in England, things went well until Margaret's only child was slain by Edward…

Catherine of Lancaster (31 March 1373 – 1418) was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile. Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile (the daughter and heir of King Peter of Castile, who died at the hands of his half brother Henry II). She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373.[1] Catherine became Queen of Castile through her marriage to Henry III.

Joan Beaufort (c. 1404 – 15 July 1445) was the Queen Consort of Scotland from 1424 to 1437 as the spouse of King James I of Scotland. During part of the minority of her son James II (from 1437 to 1439), she served as the Regent of Scotland. She was a daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Margaret Holland, and a half-niece of King Henry IV of England. James of Scotland fell in love with her during his time as a prisoner in England (1406–1424).

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Catherine of Valois, looking serene and not at all plotting to get it on with Owen Tudor.

Henry VII. From the effigy that was made from his death mask, so it is the next best thing to a photograph of him at the end of his life.

Mary Tudor, Queen of England, "Bloody Mary",daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

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Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369) Queen consort to: Edward III of England (1312-1377, ruled 1327-1377) Married: January 24, 1328 Coronation: March 4, 1330

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.

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