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. Consoles, Crowns, Henryvii, Historical Figures, Colors Image, King Henry Viii, Zebras Prints, Henry Tudor, George Stuart
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Prince Henry (1509 - 1547), Duke of York (later King Henry VIII). Second son of Henry VII. Henry succeeded to the throne because his elder brother Arthur died in 1502. His first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was Arthur's wife. The best known fact about Henry VIII is that he had six wives! Argued with the Pope and made himself the head of the new 'Church of England'.
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.
Owen Tudor, second husband of Katherine of Valois, widow of Henry V; father of Edmund Tudor; grandfather of Henry VII; great-grandfather of Henry VIII