Monday, 15 September 2008

The Tudors Month - The Family Tree

This month I want to present you a fascinating story...................... The Tudors. I hope you have seen the TV series presented in Colombia by People and Arts. Who are they? Why they were so important in the English Monarchy?

Tudor Family Tree

The Tudor Family Tree
Who were the Tudors? The Royal Tudors family tree traces the rise and the fall of the Plantagenet dynasty and the start of the Tudors dynasty with Owen Tudor. The Tudor family tree ends with Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I died childless, thus ending the famous dynasty of the Tudors, and she was succeeded by King James I (1603–1625) and the dynasty of the Stuarts. Who did the Tudors marry? The six wives of Henry VIII immediately spring to mind. Who were the children of the Tudors? And who were the close relatives of the Tudors? Full details of the Tudors and their family tree is available in this section. King Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 which started the House of Tudor. It is interesting to note that Edmund Tudor married Margaret Beaufort who was a descendent of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

The Tudor Family Tree

Edward III

The Black Prince
( Duke of Clarence)
(No Issue)
(Duke of York
John of Gaunt
(Duke of Lancaster)

Richard IIRichard
Duke of York

Henry IV

Edward IV and Richard Duke of York

Henry V

Edward V and Richard Duke of York
were murdered
Princes in the Tower

Henry VI
Married Catherine of Valois

Succeeded by their uncle who became Richard III

Catherine of Valois
( widow of Henry VI)
Owen Tudor

Edmund Tudor

Henry Tudor
King Henry VII
Elizabeth of York

King Henry VIII

Edward VI

Bloody Mary

Elizabeth I

Tudor Family Tree - The Tudor Kings and Queens
The Tudor Family Tree and the House of Tudor reigned from 1485-1603. The Tudor family tree included three Kings and two Queens:

  • King Henry VII who reigned 1485-1509

  • King Henry VIII who reigned 1509-1547

  • King Edward VI who reigned 1547-1553

  • Queen Mary I who reigned 1553-1558

  • Queen Elizabeth I who reigned 1558-1603

Tudor Family Tree - The End of the Tudor Dynasty
The Tudor Family Tree and the House of Tudor started with the defeat of the last Plantagenet, King Richard III, at the Battle of Bosworth Field when he was defeated by Henry Tudor who became King Henry VII, the father of King Henry VIII who was the most famous Tudor King. The Tudor family tree then continued with his children: Edward VI, Bloody Mary and Queen Elizabeth I. The Tudor Dynasty and Family tree then ends as all of the children of King Henry VIII were childless.

The Start of the Stuart Dynasty
The next English royal dynasty were the Stuarts who started with James I who was the son of Mary Queen of Scots, the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I.

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