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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Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, engaged Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in 1485 where Richard was killed, his rival taking the throne as Henry VII.
His grief was only ended when, six months later, he himself died at the age of 32, killed at Bosworth Field by the French army who had invaded under Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, thereafter King Henry VII.
There was a large Royal army led by King Richard III and a smaller rebel army led by Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. Henry had been living in exile in France since the age of 14, but, at 28, was encouraged by his Lancastrian family to fight for the chance to become England's King.