Person:Henry Tudor (28)

Facts and Events
Name King Henry VII of England
Alt Name Henry Tudor
Gender Male
Birth[3] 28 Jan 1457 Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, WalesHouse of Tudor
Marriage 18 Jan 1483/84 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandto Elizabeth of York
Death[1][3] 21 Apr 1509 Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey, England
Military[1] Combatant of Bosworth Field
Reference Number? Q675493?
Burial[2][3] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England


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Henry VII (; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death on 21 April 1509. He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

Henry attained the throne when his forces defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. He cemented his claim by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and niece of Richard III. Henry was successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after the civil war.

His supportive stance of the British Isles' wool industry and his standoff with the Low Countries had long-lasting benefits to all of the British economy. However, the capriciousness and lack of due process that indebted many would tarnish his legacy and were soon ended upon Henry VII's death, after a commission revealed widespread abuses. According to the contemporary historian Polydore Vergil, simple "greed" underscored the means by which royal control was over-asserted in Henry's final years.

Henry can be credited with a number of administrative, economic and diplomatic initiatives. He paid very close attention to detail, and instead of spending lavishly he concentrated on raising new revenues and after a reign of nearly 24 years, he was peacefully succeeded by his son, Henry VIII. The new taxes were unpopular and two days after his coronation, Henry VIII arrested his father's two most unpopular ministers, Sir Richard Empson and Edmund Dudley. They were charged with high treason and were executed in 1510.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry VII of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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  4.   Henry VII Tudor of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.