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Henry Tudor's claim to the English throne was tenuous to say the least, but when he defeated [[Wikipedia:Richard III of England|Richard III]] at the [[Wikipedia:Battle of Bosworth|Battle of Bosworth]] fields nobody was going to gainsay him, least of all Richard who had died in the battle.
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'''Henry VII Tudor''''s claim to the [[England|English]] [[throne]] was tenuous to say the least, but when he defeated [[Richard III]] at the [[Battle of Bosworth]] fields nobody was going to gainsay him, least of all Richard who had died in the battle.
  
When he married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Yorkist and Lancastrian houses, the [[war of the roses]] was effectively over. The people were so greatful to Elizabeth that they styled the image of the queen in the deck of cards after her. This is why to this day the average deck of cards carry four Tudor women.
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When he married Elizabeth of [[York]], uniting the [[House of York|Yorkist]] and [[House of Lancaster|Lancastrian houses]], the [[war of the roses]] was effectively over.  
  
Henry VII decided to strengthen his dynasty's grip on the throne by naming his eldest son Arthur. Arthur died before his father, so his younger brother Henry inherited both Arthur's throne and his wife.
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Henry tried to symbollically strengthen his dynasty's grip on the throne by naming his eldest son Arthur, after the legendary King of the Britons. Arthur died before his father, so his younger brother Henry was crowned Henry VIII and married Arthur's widow, Katharine of Aragon.
  
Despite the fact that the Tudors were Welsh, he still persecuted Welsh for not speaking English.
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Despite his [[Wales|Welsh]] heritage, he persecuted the Welsh for not speaking [[English]].
  
In the 'Henry' line came after the 6th one, but before the 8th.
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
 
 
* [[Wikipedia:Henry VII of England]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Henry VII of England]]
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Latest revision as of 07:27, 24 August 2008

Henry VII Tudor's claim to the English throne was tenuous to say the least, but when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth fields nobody was going to gainsay him, least of all Richard who had died in the battle.

When he married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Yorkist and Lancastrian houses, the war of the roses was effectively over.

Henry tried to symbollically strengthen his dynasty's grip on the throne by naming his eldest son Arthur, after the legendary King of the Britons. Arthur died before his father, so his younger brother Henry was crowned Henry VIII and married Arthur's widow, Katharine of Aragon.

Despite his Welsh heritage, he persecuted the Welsh for not speaking English.

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Preceded by:
Richard III

English Monarchs

Succeeded by:
Henry VIII