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    Katherine of Valois

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    The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420. This blog has *loads* of amazing medieval and renaissance portraits -- well worth the look!

    article on Elizabeth Howard - Anne Boleyn's Mother

    Hair of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, clipped from her head at the opening of her tomb in 1784 encased in a locket. The famous Tudor red hair.

    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

    The death mask of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary was the great granddaughter of Henry VII, great niece of Henry VIII and cousin to Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor.

    John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (c. 1371-1410), legitimized son of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III) and Katherine Swynford; ancestor of the Tudor dynasty.

    Descendants of Alfred the Great Royal Family Tree (849 - 2012)

    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.

    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 VI.

    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 Kings

    Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437[1]) 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,[2] mother of Henry VI of England, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of Henry VII of England.[3] Catherine's older sister Isabella was queen of England from 1396 until 1399, as the child bride of Richard II.

    Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding. Anyway, Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's. Henry was furious with them both for taking his sister, such a valuable pawn, off the political marriage market. Mary and Charles Brandon are the ancestors of Lady Jane Grey

    Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn

    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 .

    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.

    Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV, was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I.

    Purse, 16th century: donated to British Museum and labeled "Given by Henry VIII to Anne Bullyne"

    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