King Henry VII (1457-1509)


Henry Tudor became King Henry VII of England and Wales after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. This battle saw the end of the Wars of the Roses which had brought instability to England. The Wars of the Roses had been a constant battle between two of England's most powerful families - the families of York and Lancaster. Henry was a member of the Lancaster family. To bring the two families closer together he married Elizabeth of York (the niece of the man he had killed to become king). Henry VII was the first Tudor King and reigned for 24 years until 1509. Amongst other things Henry VII is reputed to have enjoyed music, gambling and building palaces.
 
Henry's mother, Margaret Beaufort (1442-1509) lived for a time at the Manor House in Torrington and in 1491 donated it as a residence for the Rector of Torrington.

King Henry VII (1457-1509)


Henry Tudor became King Henry VII of England and Wales after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. This battle saw the end of the Wars of the Roses which had brought instability to England. The Wars of the Roses had been a constant battle between two of England's most powerful families - the families of York and Lancaster. Henry was a member of the Lancaster family. To bring the two families closer together he married Elizabeth of York (the niece of the man he had killed to become king). Henry VII was the first Tudor King and reigned for 24 years until 1509. Amongst other things Henry VII is reputed to have enjoyed music, gambling and building palaces.
 
Henry's mother, Margaret Beaufort (1442-1509) lived for a time at the Manor House in Torrington and in 1491 donated it as a residence for the Rector of Torrington.

King Henry VII (1457-1509)


Henry Tudor became King Henry VII of England and Wales after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. This battle saw the end of the Wars of the Roses which had brought instability to England. The Wars of the Roses had been a constant battle between two of England's most powerful families - the families of York and Lancaster. Henry was a member of the Lancaster family. To bring the two families closer together he married Elizabeth of York (the niece of the man he had killed to become king). Henry VII was the first Tudor King and reigned for 24 years until 1509. Amongst other things Henry VII is reputed to have enjoyed music, gambling and building palaces.
 
Henry's mother, Margaret Beaufort (1442-1509) lived for a time at the Manor House in Torrington and in 1491 donated it as a residence for the Rector of Torrington.

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