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1

When did Henry VII claim the English throne?

22nd August 1485

2

Henry VII's mother was a direct descendant of who?

Edward III, via his third son, John Gaunt

3

Why were there some legal issues with John Gaunt's descendants?

His children were born to his mistress, who he then married, but they were born before they married

4

Who was Henry VII's grandmother on his father's side?

She was a French princess, who was married to Henry V, before marrying Owen Tudor after Henry V's death

5

Henry VII's father was _________ to King Henry VI?

Half brother, and therefore a member of the extended Royal family

6

What are the two main weaknesses of Henry VII's claim?

- Only held the throne as he'd defeated Richard III in battle
- Relatively unknown in England, due to spending 14 years in exile

7

What are the strengths of Henry VII's claim to the throne?

- Richard III wasn't popular, so his death would have won Henry some popularity
- Henry's victory had the potential to end the Wars of the Roses, promising peace and stability
- Henry hadn't relied on another noble family meaning that there wasn't a noble family who could also claim the right to the throne