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.
Knowsley Hall was built in 1495 by the second Lord Stanley in honour of Henry VII, after the Tudor monarch made him the first Earl of Derby for his decisive contribution to the Battle of Bosworth.
The Queen traces her lineage back to Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty who won the throne in 1485 after defeating Richard III on the battlefield.
By extension, it could also have implications for the Queen, whose ancestry can be traced back to the founder of the Tudor dynasty, King Henry VII, via James I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
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.
Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 which ended the Wars of the Roses and saw Henry Tudor claim the crown, as Henry VII.
Henry VII died at the age of 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.
THE first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
The book covers the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII.
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