Tudor, Henry VII King of England

Male 1457 - 1509  (52 years)


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  • Name Tudor, Henry VII 
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 28 Jan 1457  Pembroke Castle Pembrokeshire Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1509  Richmond Palace Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7929  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Tudor, Sir Edmund 1st Earl of Richmond,   b. 1430, Much Hadham Palace Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Beaufort, Margaret,   b. 31 May 1443, Bletsoe Castle Bedfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1509, Abbot's House Cheyney Gates Westminster London England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1455  Bletsoe Castle Bedfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Plantagenet, Elizabeth,   b. 11 Feb 1466, Westminster Palace London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1503, Tower of London England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1486  Westminster Abbey London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Tudor, Lady Margaret,   b. 28 Nov 1489, Westminster Palace London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1541  (Age 51 years)
     2. Tudor, Henry VIII King of England,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Palace of Whitehall London England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Tudor, Mary Rose,   b. 18 Mar 1496, Richmond Palace Surrey England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1533, Westhorpe Hall Suffolk England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F5686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Henry VII
    Henry VII

  • Notes 
    • Henry VII Tudor King of England gained the title of Earl of Richmond on 28 January 1457.
      He was deposed as Earl of Richmond before 12 August 1462.
      He fought in the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485 at Bosworth Leicestershire England.
      He gained the title of King Henry VII of England He was proclaimed king on the field of the Battle of Bosworth. on 22 August 1485.
      He was crowned King of England on 30 October 1485 at Westminster Abbey Westminster London England and styled 'Rex Angliae et Franciae et Dominus Hiberniae.
      After the defeat of the Lancastrians at Tewkesbury 1 May 1471 he fled to Brittany with his uncle Jasper and later to France where they made plans with other Lancastrian exiles for the invasion of England. His victory at Bosworth and the death of Richard III there enabled him to succeed in his claim to the throne whereby he became King of England as Henry VII in 1485. He married Elizabeth the daughter of Edward IV in 1486 and they had eight children; notably Arthur who married the Spanish Princess Catherine of Aragon and who predeceased his father at the age of 16 Henry who later became Henry VIII Margaret who married James IV of Scotland and Mary. Henry VII had married solely for political reasons as Elizabeth was the heiress of the rival House of York. The merging of the houses of York and Lancaster ended the War of the Roses. However after their marriage he fell deeply in love with her and was heartbroken on her death. During his reign Henry had few military concerns other than to put down a few minor pretenders to the throne and to suppress an uprising by the Cornish. He was a most able administrator and accumulated great wealth for the throne. He had a shrewd way of selecting the right man for the job and led the country from disorder into a position of great strength. He instituted the establishment of envoys in foreign countries and encouraged trade with the Continent. He also formed the Yeomen of the Guard at the Tower of London. In 1497 he backed the Italian John Cabot in a voyage from Bristol thar discovered Newfoundland and stirred England's interest in North America.7 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.


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