Catherine of Valois

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

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

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II. I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

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.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading Born: 1122, Bordeaux, France Died: March 31, 1204, Poitiers, France

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.

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

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

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...

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

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 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.

Funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIII

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).

Elizabeth of York wife of King Henry the seventh, mother to King Henry VIII

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.