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:-
- Elizabeth of York
- Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 1
- Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 2
- The True Location 0f the Battle of Bosworth
- Lady Margaret Beaufort