Henry VII


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Henry VII

Known as "Henry Tudor." 1457-1509.
King of England (1485-1509) and founder of the Tudor line. Head of the house of Lancaster, he defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field (1485) and was proclaimed king. In 1486 Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, thereby uniting the houses of York and Lancaster.

Henry VII

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1. (Biography) ?1275–1313, Holy Roman Emperor (1312–13) and, as Henry VI, count of Luxembourg (1288–1313). He became king of the Lombards in 1313
2. (Biography) 1457–1509, first Tudor king of England (1485–1509). He came to the throne (1485) after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the Wars of the Roses. Royal power and the prosperity of the country greatly increased during his reign
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Noun1.Henry VII - King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1275-1313)
2.Henry VII - first Tudor king of England from 1485 to 1509Henry VII - first Tudor king of England from 1485 to 1509; head of the house of Lancaster in the War of the Roses; defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field and was proclaimed king; married the daughter of Edward IV and so united the houses of York and Lancaster (1457-1509)
House of Tudor, Tudor - an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
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The History of Henry VII," by Lord Bacon: "King Charles had conquered the realm of Naples, and lost it again, in a kind of a felicity of a dream.
This is an unusual find within a castle, and has additional significance at Pembroke as the possible birthplace of King Henry VII.
11AFTER seizing the throne, Henry VII turned his back on Wales, but left its governance in the capable hands of Rhys ap Thomas, King-slayer and King-maker.
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HENRY VII PLAYED BY JACOB COLLINS-LEVY Thankslarqely to his mother's machinations and influence, and despite his own reservations.
Lancastrian Henry Tudor's decisive victory at the Battle of Bosworth saw him crowned King Henry VII in 1485, and he swiftly moved to marry Elizabeth of York to unite the warring families, and build a dynasty.
1509: Henry VII died aged 52 and his second son acceded to the throne as Henry VIII.
1509: Henry VII died at the age of 52 and his second son acceded to the throne as Henry VIII.
Because Prince Arthur was the first born son of Henry VII, he would have inherited the throne if he had not died as a young man, so this book imagines what type of king he might have become and how politics, religion, and society mightAEve been different in England.
Savoy Hospital was founded by King Henry VII and was one of the landmarks of early Tudor London.
The Yeomen of the Guard is the world's oldest surviving royal bodyguard and traces its origins to the precarious position of Henry VII as a usurper.
Their theory is that during the fateful Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 against future King Henry VII, Richard's horse got stuck in the mud.