Biography of Henry VII King England and Ireland

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry VII King England and Ireland

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 2 Grand Son of Charles V King France

Timeline

On 28 Jan 1457 Henry VII King England and Ireland was born to Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk at Pembroke Castle.His father had died of the plague the year before leaving Margaret a widow, pregnant, aged twelve.

In 1471 Henry VII King England and Ireland fled to at Brittany

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England with Henry VII King England and Ireland.Richard Haute took part.He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham was beheaded in Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger was executed at Exeter Castle.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon took part.!The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne was beheaded at Tower Hill.

On 25 Dec 1483 Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England promised to marry at Rennes Cathedral

Execution of Roger Clifford

On 02 May 1485 Roger Clifford was beheaded at Tower Hill for supporting Henry VII King England and Ireland.

Henry Tudor lands at Mill Bay

On 07 Aug 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland landed at Mill Bay with John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy, John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne, Richard Guildford, John Welles 1st Viscount Welles, Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon all of whom were knighted.

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland succeeded VII King England and Ireland: Tudor at Battle of Bosworth fought at Ambion Hill.

On 16 Oct 1485 Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath was created 1st Earl Bath (1C 1486) at Tower of London by Henry VII King England and Ireland for having supported Henry' claim to the throne.

Coronation of Henry VII

On 27 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland and Robert Fitzroger 5th Baron Warkworth dined together at Lambeth Palace.

Henry VII Rewards his Supporters

On 28 Oct 1485, the day before Henry VII King England and Ireland coronation:
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Duke Bedford (5C 1485) by his nephew Henry VII King England and Ireland for having supported Henry's claim to the throne. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham by marriage Duke Bedford (5C 1485)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby was created 1st Earl Derby (3C 1485)Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon was created 1st Earl Devon (3C 1485)Reginald Bray John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewkenor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed as Knight of the Bath.

Coronation of Henry VII

On 29 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland processed from Tower of London to Westminster Abbey.Ahead of him marched the heralds and serjeants-at-arms, the Esquire of the Body, the King's Secretary Richard Fox, almoner Christopher Urswick, the mayor of London and the Garter King of Arms.Also ahead of him were Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby, John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley.Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford, created the day before, and John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk.

Henry VII's Coronation

On 30 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland was crowned VII King England and Ireland: Tudor by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey. Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk, his mother, attended. Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings' Champion. Henry VII King England and Ireland carried the Sword of State. John Vere 13th Earl Oxford carried the King's train.

Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

On 18 Jan 1486 Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England, Edward IV's eldest daughter, were married at Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey.

Stafford and Lovell Rebellion

Around Apr 1486 the Stafford and Lovell Rebellion was an armed uprising against Henry VII King England and Ireland.With the failure of the plot Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell fled to Margaret of Burgundy in Flanders.
On 08 Jul 1486 Humphrey Stafford and Thomas Stafford was executed at Tyburn.

On 20 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England at Winchester Cathedral Priory

Yorkshire Rebellion

In 1489 Parliament granted Henry VII King England and Ireland £10,000 taxes to pay for his support of Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France 's claim to the throne of Brittany.The North rebelled claiming to have already paid through local taxes.

On 28 Nov 1489 Margaret Tudor Countess Angus was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England at Westminster Palace

In Dec 1489 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham were married. Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham by marriage Duke Buckingham (1C 1444).The executors of her father Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland, who had been hanged by rebels during the Northern Rebellion earlier in the year, having paid Henry VII King England and Ireland £4000 for the privilege.His father, Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham, had been hanged for treason in 1483.

On 28 Jun 1491 Henry VIII King England and Ireland was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England at Palace of Placentia

On 02 Jul 1492 Elizabeth Tudor was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England

In 1493 James Ormond was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland

On 18 Mar 1496 Mary Tudor Queen Consort France was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England

On 04 Oct 1497 Henry VII King England and Ireland received the surrender of the Cornish Army at Taunton

Around 1498 Edward Tudor was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.He is sometimes confused with his brother Edmund.

On 11 Sep 1498 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire entertained Henry VII King England and Ireland at Drayton House

On 21 Feb 1499 Edmund Tudor 1st Duke Somerset was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England at Palace of Placentia

On 28 Nov 1499 Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick was executed at Tower Hill.Documentation held in Spain apparently describes Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 's parents Ferdinand II King Aragon and Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile expressing concern that Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick was a potential claimant to throne, and being reluctant for their daughter to marry Arthur Tudor Prince Wales whilst there was a threat to Arthur Tudor Prince Wales accession causing Henry VII King England and Ireland to use Perkin Warbreck attempted escape with Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick as a means to an end.

Trial of James Tyrrell

On 02 May 1502 James Tyrrell confessed to the murder of the Princes in the Tower at Guildhall during the Trial of James Tyrrell attended by Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.

On 02 Feb 1503 Katherine Tudor was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England

Death of Henry VII

On 21 Apr 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland died of tuberculosis at Richmond Palace. George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon, Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter and Richard Weston were present.

Funeral of Henry VII

On 11 May 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland was buried in the Henry VII Chapel. Henry Willoughby and Anthony Wingfield attended..The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:

Battle of the Spurs

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII King England and Ireland fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs.Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Anthony Wingfield. John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell, William Compton, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford and William Hussey was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor was created as Knight Banneret.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist.Netherlands.Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland.

15th Century

The 15th Century commenced with the Epiphany Rising; an attempt to restore Richard II King England to throne. Its failure resulted in Richard II King England death, as well as that of its leaders including Richard II King England half-brother John Holland 1st Duke Exeter.
When Henry V King England succeeded in 1413 he re-started the Hundred Years War. The Battle of Agincourt the English apogee. Thereafter Joan of Arc's one-year campaign re-invigorated the French and saw the gradual decline of English possessions and influence, and its last battle, the Battle of Castillon, in 1453.
When the English stopped fighting the French they started fighting each other.
The Wars of the Roses started around 1450 and ended in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth (arguably 1487 Battle of Stoke Field), and the subsequent succession to the English Crown of the Tudor Family. The traditional Lancaster vs York more acccurately a first war between the Lancaster and Beaufort fanmilies against the York and Neville families, and a second war between Lancaster and Neville families against York.
The first war of the Wars of the Roses from Jan 1460 to Mar 1461 saw the only remaining member of the House of Lancaster Henry VI King England supported by his legitmised cousins the Beauforts against the House of York supported by the Neville family, in particular, Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick and his brother John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu.
After Edward IV King England succeeded in 1461 the York and Neville families started fighting each other. Edward IV King England marriage to Elizabeth Woodville a catastrophe. Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick had been negotiating for Edward IV King England to marry a French Princess. The increasing influence of the Woodville family resulted in a corresponding descrease in the Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick influence. The second war of the Wars of the Roses from Mar 1470 to May 1471 saw Edward IV King England against an unlikely Lancaster-Neville alliance.
When Edward IV King England died in 1483 his youngest brother Richard III King England succeeded. Edward IV King England sons were barred from the succession as a consequence of their being illegitimate as a consequence of Edward IV King England having married previously. It all hinges whether you believe Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells was telling the truth when he told Richard III King England he conducted the earlier marriage. The middle brother George York 1st Duke Clarence son Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick was also barred from the succession as a result of his father's attainer. Richard III King England short reign of two years and two months ended at the Battle of Bosworth where the victorious Henry VII King England and Ireland succeeded to the English throne.

Ancestry

Father: Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond

GrandFather: Owen Tudor

Great GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor

Great Great GrandFather: Tudur ap Goronwy Tudor

Great Great GrandMother: Marged verch Tomos Unknown

GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England

Great GrandFather: Charles "Beloved

Great Great GrandFather: Charles V King France

Great Great GrandMother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France

Great GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France

Great Great GrandFather: Stephen "Magnificient

Great Great GrandMother: Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria

Mother: Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk

GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset

Great GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset

Great Great GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

Great Great GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Great GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent

Great Great GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent

GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset

Great GrandFather: Roger Beauchamp 3rd Baron Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great Great GrandFather: Roger Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great Great GrandMother: Joanne Clopton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great GrandMother: Edith Stourton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great Great GrandFather: John Stourton

Great Great GrandMother: Jane Basset