Katherine of Valois

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!

The undressed funeral effigy of Catherine of Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. The Tudors descend from Catherine of Valois and her second husband, the Welshman Owen Tudor. Her grandson King Henry VII made major alterations to Westminster Abbey, which involved moving her embalmed body. She was placed in a crude coffin constructed of flimsy boards, and was left above ground. Catherine remained a public spectacle in the Abbey for over 200 years.

Contemporary portrait of Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495), the mother of Edward IV and Richard III.

Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn, niece of Anne Boleyn, possible daughter of Henry VIII

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.

Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England, wife of Edward III, grandmother of Richard II and Henry IV and on down the line...

Jane Seymour (c. 1508–1537), Queen of England 1536-37 as the third wife of King Henry VIII.

Tudor Manor House, Henry VIII : Gorgeous architecture

THIS BEAUTIFUL TAPESTRY DEPICTS THE SCENE ON THE FIELD OF THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH IN 1485 - WITH THE KNEELING SIR THOMAS STANLEY II WHO WAS KING OF MANN PRESENTING HIS STEPSON HENRY TUDOR WITH THE CROWN OF ENGLAND THAT HE HAD RETRIEVED FROM THE DEAD RICHARD III - FOR HIS SUPPORT AND LOYALTY HE WAS CREATED EARL OF DERBY BY THE NEW KING 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 Kin...

Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret, and Mary Tudor

After Henry successfully divorced Katherine, she still refused to give up her status as Queen. As a result, he sent her to live at Kimbolton Castle, where she lived out her final years, living in one room, leaving only for mass and dressed in a hair shirt of the Order of St. Francis. She died on 7 January 1536. Although very different in appearance since Tudor times, Kimbolton is now used as a school and according to legend, is haunted by Katherine's spirit.

Robert le Magnifique Duc de Normandie, William the conqueror's father, was the great-great-grandson of Rollo the Ganger, Viking founder of Normandy. He was also a descendent of Charlemagne through his mother, Judith de Bretagne. 29th GGF

Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon, son of Mary Boleyn, nephew of Anne Boleyn, possible son of Henry VIII

Margaret Tudor--elder sister of Henry VIII. She would marry into the Scottish Royals and be grandmother to Mary Stuart. The present British Royal Family descends from her.

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.

Lady Margaret Beaufort 1443–1509; ambitious mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, and great grandmother of Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I

Queen Anne, England, British Royalty, Anne Boleyn, Royalty Tudors, Tudor Time, History Times, Tudors Queens

King Henry VII, father of Henry VIII and Arthur, Prince of Wales