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Henry VIIKnown 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.
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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|Noun||1.||Henry VII - King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1275-1313)|
|2.||Henry 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)|