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King Henry VII

  • Interesting Facts and information about King Henry VII
  • Short Biography, Facts and History of King Henry VII
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  • Short Biography about the life of King Henry VII - Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I

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Short Biography and facts about the life of King Henry VII -
Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I

The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life King Henry VII:

  • Nationality: English
  • Father of King Henry VIII and Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Lifespan: 1457 - 1509
  • Born: 28 January 1457
 
  • Succeeded to the throne of England: 22 August 1485
  • Married: 18 January 1486 to Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
  • Died: 21 April 1509
  • Family connections: The major claim of King Henry VII to the English throne was from his mother Margaret Beaufort. Margaret Beaufort was a descendant of King Edward III through his son, John of Gaunt, and his third wife Katherine Swynford
  • Religion: Catholic 
  • Character of King Henry VII  : Ambitious, clever and prudent

Information, Facts & History about the life of King Henry VII -
Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I

The following are additional facts about the life and history of King Henry VII - Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I:

 
 
  • 1457: King Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle, Wales
  • Henry was the only son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort
    • Margaret Beaufort was a descendant of King Edward III through his son, John of Gaunt, and his third wife Katherine Swynford
  • The father of King Henry VII, Edmund Tudor, died before he was born and Henry was raised by his uncle Jasper Tudor
  • Henry Tudor was a member of the House of Lancaster. England entered a period of Civil war called the War of the Roses between noble factions of the House of York and the House of Lancaster
  • A Lancastrian rebellion rose against the Yorkist King Richard III following the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower( the two young brothers of Elizabeth of York)
  • 1485 August 22nd: Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field and Henry Tudor claimed the throne of England
  • The Tudor Dynasty was born.
  • 1486 18 January: The Lancastrian King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
  • King Henry VII cemented his succession and settled the friction between the Yorkists and Lancastrians by marrying the Yorkist heir, Elizabeth of York
  • The symbols of the two factions were White Rose of York and the Red rose of Lancaster. These were combined to form the Tudor rose
  • Henry and Elizabeth had four children who survived childhood:
    • Arthur, Prince of Wales (September 20, 1486 April 2, 1502)
    • Margaret Tudor (November 28, 1489 October 18, 1541)
    • Henry VIII of England (June 28, 1491 January 28, 1547)
    • Mary Tudor (March 18, 1496 June 25, 1533)
  • King Henry VII was a prudent King. During his reign he brought wealth and prosperity to England
  • King Henry VII died on 21 April 1509

Famous Elizabethans - King Henry VII
Some interesting facts and short biography information about the History, Life & Times of King Henry VII. Additional details, facts, history and information about the famous Tudors and Elizabethans and important events during their times can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap and the section detailing the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I.

 

King Henry VII

  • Interesting Facts and information about King Henry VII in the Tudor era
  • Short Biography, Facts and History about the life of King Henry VII - Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Interesting Facts and information about King Henry VII the Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Short Biography about the life of King Henry VII - Paternal Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I
  • The Tudor Dynasty of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Important accomplishments, dates and events in the life and history of King Henry VII

 
 

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