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Who were the Tudors?
The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603.
Henry Tudor was the son of Margaret Beaufort, who was descended from King Edward III
through an illegitimate line, and Edmund Tudor, the son of Princess Catherine of Valois
and her second husband, Owen Tudor.
Through Catherine of Valois, Jasper was the half-brother of the last Lancastrian king, Henry VI.
The Yorkist branch of the Plantagenet dynasty would eventually seize the throne from the
incompetent Henry VI, but their reign ended when Richard III was killed at the
battle of Bosworth Field on 22 August 1485.
Henry Tudor then claimed the throne as King Henry VII.
He promptly married Elizabeth of York, daughter of the only successful Yorkist king,
Edward IV, and niece of Richard III. Henry VII and Elizabeth of York's second son King Henry VIII
and three of their grandchildren. Princess Mary Tudor, Princess Elizabeth Tudor & Prince Edward Tudor
would rule England as part of the Tudor dynasty.
When their rule ended, the throne passed to the Scottish branch of their family
- James I was the great-grandson of their daughter, Margaret Tudor.
Tudor dynasty

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