Margaret Beaufort, the infamous "Tudor matriarch". She gave birth to Henry VII when she was aged around 13. She later proved to be influential in his life, as her planning and plotting helped him ascend to the throne.

Margaret Beaufort, the infamous "Tudor matriarch". She gave birth to Henry VII when she was aged around 13. She later proved to be influential in his life, as her planning and plotting helped him ascend to the throne.

King Edward IV - 1442 - 1483, the first Yorkist King of England, having battled the Lancastrian challenge to his throne in 1471, and then reigning in peace until his death.

King Edward IV - 1442 - 1483, the first Yorkist King of England, having battled the Lancastrian challenge to his throne in 1471, and then reigning in peace until his death.

Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and his wife, Jaquetta of Luxembourg. They are the parents of Elizabeth Woodville and Prince Arthur's maternal great-grandparents. Richard was a knight in the household of Jacquetta's first husband, the Duke of Bedford, whom she married after the Duke died and had something like 14 children with.  Love this story!

Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and his wife, Jaquetta of Luxembourg. They are the parents of Elizabeth Woodville and Prince Arthur's maternal great-grandparents. Richard was a knight in the household of Jacquetta's first husband, the Duke of Bedford, whom she married after the Duke died and had something like 14 children with. Love this story!

blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

Marie de Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots. Married 1534 with Louis, the duke of Longueville and 1537 with James V, the king of Scots.

Marie de Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots. Married 1534 with Louis, the duke of Longueville and 1537 with James V, the king of Scots.

The Princess Palatine Elisabeth of the Rhine (1652-1722). Daughter of Elector Karl I Ludwig of the Rhine and his 1st wife, The Princess Charlotte of Hesse-Cassel. Duchess of Orléans as 2nd wife of Philippe I, 1st Duke of Orléans. Children surviving to adulthood: Philippe II, 2nd Duke of Orléans, and Élisabeth of Orléans, Granddaughter of France. Granddaughter of James I of England's daughter Elizabeth, winter queen of Bohemia. 1st cousin 1x removed of Philippe's 1st wife, Henrietta of…

The Princess Palatine Elisabeth of the Rhine (1652-1722). Daughter of Elector Karl I Ludwig of the Rhine and his 1st wife, The Princess Charlotte of Hesse-Cassel. Duchess of Orléans as 2nd wife of Philippe I, 1st Duke of Orléans. Children surviving to adulthood: Philippe II, 2nd Duke of Orléans, and Élisabeth of Orléans, Granddaughter of France. Granddaughter of James I of England's daughter Elizabeth, winter queen of Bohemia. 1st cousin 1x removed of Philippe's 1st wife, Henrietta of…

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

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

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