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Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales

Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales Guest Article by Susan Abernethy Website: The Freelance History Writer Henry Tudorís Lancastrian claim to the throne of England was weak at best. In August of 1485, he defeated the Yorkist King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and established the Tudor dynasty as King Henry VII. To…

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The Mother of the Tudor Dynasty

Margaret Beaufort – The Queen Mother I’ll be honest, after reading The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory (the first I read in the Cousin’s War series) I strongly disliked Margaret Beaufort. I felt she was the most evil religious person I had ever read about. Philippa Gregory doesn’t paint her in a very good light…

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Henry VIII’s Best Friend: Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Charles Brandon Born: circa end of 1483/early 1484 Death: 22 August 1545 Parents: Sir William Brandon & Elizabeth Bruyn Marriage #1: Margaret (Neville) Mortimer (the widow of John Mortimer) Marriage #2: Anne Browne Marriage #3: Mary Tudor, Queen Dowager of France (Henry VIII’s sister) Marriage #4: Catherine Willoughby Children: Anne Brandon, Baroness Grey of Powis…

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