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  • Anne Gresley

    Catherine de Valois. After Henry V's defeat of France, he married Catherine, daughter to Charles VI of France (also the younger sister of Isabella of Valois, Richard II's Queen). Catherine was the mother of Henry VI and, through her second marriage to Owen Tudor, the grandmother of King Henry VII.

  • Elise Johns

    Undressed funernal effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England, paternal grandmother of Henry VII, paternal greatgrandmother of Henry VIII | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

  • Faye Somers Lewis

    Catherine Of Valois (1401 - 1437) Queen consort of King Henry V. The daughter of Charles VI the Wise of France and Isabelle of Bavaria, she married Henry and produced only one child, Henry. Following Henry V's sudden illness and death in 1422, she was exiled from court She turned to a Welsh nobleman, Sir Owen Tudor, and the two were secretly married. They had four children, their sons would be the founders of the Tudor dynasty. She is interred at Westminster Abbey

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Wooden funeral effigy of Katherine of Valois, Queen of England, paternal grandmother of Henry VII.

Undressed funeral effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. 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.

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