1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.
Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.
Works by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham published in 1495. Contains notes and highlighted texts used to argue king's independence. Discovery shows how kings' advisers scoured country trying to find texts. Passages used as he sought annulment to marry second wife Anne Boleyn. The period, which led to break-up with Rome, is documented in Wolf Hall.
Henry VII, King of England and father of Henry, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor. Born January 28, 1457, he ruled peacefully for nearly twenty-four years until his death on April 21, 1509. He is the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
Hampton Court: You have to wonder how many Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans looked out this window. And what their thoughts were, their worries, their comforts. All this, just from a 16th century window.