Catherine of Valois

Henry VII. Henry Tudor's claim to the throne was weak. His mother, Margaret Beaufort, descended from John of Gaunt. Henry was therefore the senior Lancastrian claimant to the throne. He was also the grandson of Katherine of Valois, widow of Henry V. He reigned from 1485 - 1509, and succeeded in uniting the feuding Lancaster and York families when he married Elizabeth of York.

Catherine de Valois Queen of England (1401-1437),daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Married Henry V and after his death Owen Tudor. She was the grandmother of Henry Tudor who bbecame Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty.

Henry III, King of England (Plantagenet) 20th GGF

Catherine of Valois funeral effigy

James V, King of Scotland, father of Mary, Queen of Scots, son of Margaret Tudor

Catherine de Valois

Catherine Woodville, sister of Henry VII.'s wife Elizabeth of York, and her husband Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, uncle to Henry VII.

Cambridge King's College- tudor rose

Princess Mary Tudor, Queen of France, daughter of Henry VII of England Considered to be the most beautiful Princess in Europe, Erasmus said of her that "Nature never formed anything more beautiful."

Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.

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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.


Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of England, mother of Henry VI of England, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister Isabella was queen of England from 1396 until 1399, as the child bride of Richard II.

Illegitimate: A depiction of Bessie Blount - King Henry VIII's secret mistress from the side of her parent's tomb.

Jane Seymour's wedding dress. Queen of England as the wife of King Henry VIII. Mother of King Edward VI.

The 527-year-old Paradise State Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth was commissioned almost immediately after Henry VII was crowned to celebrate his marriage to Elizabeth of York and the end of the War of the Roses. The bed is covered in detailed carvings demonstrating the power and wealth of the new king. The headboard depicts Adam and Eve in likeness of the King and Queen, surrounded by the fruits of paradise which symbolize fertility and the couple’s hope for an heir.

King Henry V

Portrait head of Queen Tiye, 18th Dynasty, 1382 - 1344 B.C. Altes Museum, Berlin.

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420