Flashcards in Government of Henry VII and Threats to his Rule - Transferred Deck (7)
When did Henry VII claim the English throne?
22nd August 1485
Henry VII's mother was a direct descendant of who?
Edward III, via his third son, John Gaunt
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
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
Henry VII's father was _________ to King Henry VI?
Half brother, and therefore a member of the extended Royal family
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