The Coronation of Henry VII

Posted By on October 30, 2010

On this day in history, 30th October 1485, Henry VII was crowned King at Westminster Abbey in London. He was the first Tudor monarch and he claimed the throne after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field on the 22nd August 1485. On the 18th January 1486, he united the Houses of Lancaster and York by marrying Elizabeth of York, a move which strengthened his monarchy and his future offsprings’ claims to the throne.

I haven’t yet written a bio of Henry VII but you may be interested in the following articles:-

2 thoughts on “The Coronation of Henry VII”

  1. Matterhorn says:

    It seems that today is also the anniversary of Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy. Odd coincidence.

  2. Fiz says:

    Oh, please do Henry VII , Claire! He was a far better king in far shakier circumstances than his son ever was!

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