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28 January 1457 – Birth of Henry VII

| January 28, 2014

28 January 1457 – Birth of Henry VII

On this day in history, 28th January 1457, King Henry VII (also known as Henry Tudor) was born at Pembroke Castle on the south-west coast of  Wales. His father was Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, and his mother was Lady Margaret Beaufort. Henry’s paternal grandparents were Owen Tudor, a former page to Henry V, […]

Henry VII: Winter King – A Review and Rundown

| May 31, 2013

Henry VII: Winter King – A Review and Rundown

Henry VII: Winter King was aired last night on BBC2 and was the latest programme in BBC2’s Tudor Court Season. It was presented by historian Thomas Penn, author of Winter King and was an excellent examination of the King who, as Penn pointed out, tend to be eclipsed by Richard III, the glamour and notoriety […]