There’s something weird going on with the number today! One Tudor king was born on this day in history, another died and another came to the throne, all with the numbers 1,4,5 and 7 in the year. Strange!
Yes, on this day in Tudor history, King Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs, was born at Pembroke Castle to his thirteen-year-old mother (yes, that makes me flinch!), Lady Margaret Beaufort. He became king after his forces defeated those of King Richard III, the last king of the House of York, at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485.
Click here to read more about King Henry VII.
And, fast-forwarding 90 years, on 28th January 1547, Henry VII’s son and successor, King Henry VIII died at Whitehall Palace. His death was kept secret until 31st January, giving the council time to discuss what was going to happen regarding the accession of his nine-year-old son, Edward, who became King Edward VI.
Click here to read more about Henry VIII’s death.
You might also enjoy this video from last year: