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King Henry VII Timeline and Biography
(1457 - 1509)

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The period of the English Tudors spawned a variety of famous and fascinating people including King Henry VII. The Renaissance brought about an age of new learning and ideas in the fields of arts, literature, science, exploration and philosophy. The biography and timeline of King Henry VII details the life, people and events which occurred during this period of Tudor times. Read about the fascinating life of King Henry VII via the short biography and helpful timeline.

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Why was King Henry VII famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? Lancastrian Henry Tudor was famous for defeating the Yorkist King Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field and claiming the throne of England to become King Henry VII and founding the Tudor dynasty.

King Henry VII Timeline and Biography
This short biography provides a fast snapshot of the life of King Henry VII:

  • Date of Birth: Born on 28 January 1457
  • Date of Death: 21 April 1509
  • Place of Birth : Pembroke Castle, Wales
  • Parents:
    Father: Edmund Tudor who died before he was born and Henry was raised by his uncle Jasper Tudor
    Mother: Margaret Beaufort who was a descendant of King Edward III through his son, John of Gaunt, and his third wife Katherine Swynford
  • Family Connections: He married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
  • Succeeded to the throne of England: 22 August 1485
  • Reigned: 1485 - 1509
  • Background Facts and Information : Henry Tudor was a member of the House of Lancaster. England entered a period of Civil war called the War of the Roses between noble factions of the House of York and the House of Lancaster. A Lancastrian rebellion rose against the Yorkist King Richard III following the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower  the sons of King Edward IV and the two young brothers of Elizabeth of York

King Henry VII Timeline and Biography
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King Henry VII Timeline and Biography


1457 Henry Tudor was born on 28 January 1457 the son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort. His father died before he was born and he was raised by his uncle, Jasper Tudor
 

1485 22 August 1485: Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field and he claimed the throne of England
 

1486 18 January 1486: King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville thereby cementing his succession and settling the friction between the Yorkists and Lancastrians by marrying the Yorkist heir, Elizabeth of York

The symbols of the two factions were White Rose of York and the Red rose of Lancaster. These were combined to form the Tudor rose, the emblem of the Tudors

Henry VII was a prudent King. During his reign he brought wealth and prosperity to England
 


1486 His first son, Arthur, Prince of Wales was born (September 20, 1486 April 2, 1502)
 

1487
 
16 Jun 1487: The Battle of Stoke. King Henry VII fought the Earl of Lincoln and Lambert Simnel at Stoke. Lambert Simnel was captured and Lincoln was killed. The Battle of Stoke effectively ended the War of the Roses

1489 His first daughter Margaret Tudor was born (November 28, 1489 October 18, 1541)
 

1491 His second son Henry was born (June 28, 1491 January 28, 1547)

1496 His second daughter Mary Tudor was born (March 18, 1496 June 25, 1533)

1501 14 November 1501 - Katherine of Aragon and Arthur, Prince of Wales marry

1502 His recently-married eldest son Arthur, died in an epidemic at Ludlow Castle

A papal dispensation was obtained to enable his second son Henry to marry the wife (Katherine of Aragon) of his brother Arthur thereby keeping her dowry and the political alliance with Spain
 


1503 Elizabeth of York died 11 February 1503.  Elizabeth of York is buried in Westminster Abbey in the Lady Chapel
 

1503 25 June1503 - Katherine of Aragon becomes betrothed to Prince Henry
 

1509 King Henry VII died on 21 April 1509 and his son King Henry VIII succeeds to the throne of England
 

King Henry VII Timeline and Biography

King Henry VII Timeline and Biography
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