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Elizabeth of York, Queen of Henry VII

TUDOR ROSE~~ Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) Her marriage to Henry Tudor, in 1486, unified the previously opposed families of York and Lancaster. She was known for being gentle and kind to her subjects and to have enjoyed music and dancing. Their union produced 7 children including Henry VIII. Henry VII deeply mourned the death of his wife following the birth of their last child Katherine in 1501.She is the only woman that was daughter, sister, nephew,wife,mother,and grandmother of English…

Henry VIII's dagger, which is stored in the Leeds Armouries has a Tudor rose and Katherine's pomegranate emblem engraved on the blade.

from Mail Online

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3PbeoHV4P

Anne of Kiev 1024 - 1075 Wife of Henri I of France called the "mother" of European royalty because almost all royals trace their lineage back to her. Ancestor

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor. The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond & Derby; mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret, and Mary Tudor. 1443-1509. She founded two prominent Cambridge Colleges: Christ's College in 1505 & St. John's College in 1511. Margaret's only child was Henry VII of England.

On this day 7th September Elizabeth I was born, she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

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 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

Katherine of Valois - 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

Aug 22nd, 1485- Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field. Photo by John Taylor via Wikimedia Commons.

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Elizabeth of York: What Her Life and Marriage Mean in British History

Elizabeth of York Known for: key figure in Tudor history and in the Wars of the Roses; Queen of England, Queen Consort of Henry VII, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, mother of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, Margaret Tudor Dates: February 11, 1466 - February 11, 1503