Henry VII, King of England

Henry, the son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond and Margaret Beaufort, was born January 28 1457 at Pembroke Castle.
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, January 18 1486 at Westminster.


  Left: Henry VII
  Above: Pembroke Castle, birthplace of Henry VII.

Like his Yorkist predecessors, Henry Tudor of Lancaster took the English crown by force of arms, killing Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. His marriage to Elizabeth of York paved the way for the warring factions, that had torn England apart from 1422 and the beginning of in the Wars of the Roses, to unite the country and bring peace.

Henry VII died at Richmond Palace, London, April 21 1509, and is buried in Westminster Abbey. He was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.

Richmond Palace, London.

Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth died in the Tower of Long during childbirth, February 11 1503. She is buried in Westminster Abbey.