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…
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.
Jasper Tudor son of Owen Tudor and Katherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) and half brother of Henry VI. Brother of Edmund Tudor (father of the future Henry VII). Jasper played a major role on behalf of the Lancastians in the Wars of the Roses and was with his nephew Henry Tudor in exile in Brittany. He married during Henry VII's reign, but had no legitimate heir.
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
Owen Tudor, the first man to use the Tudor surname, was a direct descendent of Llewelyn the Great and Joan Plantagenet. In 1429 Owen married Catherine of Valois, widow of Henry V. The first Tudor king, Henry VII was their grandson. This looks to me like a picture of Henry VII.
1457: King Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle, Wales. He was the only son of 23 yr old Edmund Tudor & 13 yr old Margaret Beaufort. Edmund Tudor, died before Henry was born; Henry was raised by his uncle Jasper Tudor
When his sickness was discovered to be terminal, he and his Council drew up a "Devise for the Succession," attempting to prevent the country's return to Catholicism. He named cousin, Lady Jane Grey, as his heir and excluded his half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. However,after Edward's death, and Jane was deposed by Mary within 13 days. As queen, Mary reversed Edward's Protestant reforms, which nonetheless became the basis of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement of 1559.
Princess Augusta Sophia (1768 - 1840). Daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. After her father went insane her mother insisted on keeping her daughters with her, and forbid them to marry. Many men wanted to marry Augusta, but her parents refused to let her go. She died unmarried.
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.
The Princess Edith of Scotland (c. 1080-1118). She was a daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland and his 2nd wife, The Princess Margaret of England (Saint Margaret of Scotland). She was Queen of England (1100-1118), and called Matilda thereafter, as the wife of King Henry I. Her only surviving child was Matilda Lady of the English. [19th century portrait]
Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031 – 2 November 1083) was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen consort of the Kingdom of England. She bore William nine children, including two kings, William II and Henry I.