King Henry VII of England

King of England (1485-1509)

Died aged 52

Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor. Henry attained the throne when his forces defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. He cemented his claim by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Richard's brother Edward IV. Henry was successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after the civil war. Henry is credited with a number of administrative, economic and diplomatic initiatives. His toward England's wool industry and his standoff with the Low Countries had long-lasting benefit to the whole English economy. He paid very close attention to detail, and instead of spending lavishly he concentrated on raising new revenues. New taxes stabilised the government's finances. After his death, a commission found widespread abuses in the tax collection process. Henry reigned for nearly 24 years and was peacefully succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Crown Hill Near this spot following the Battle of Bosworth King Henry VII was crowned and thus began the Tudor Dynasty on 22nd August 1485

Crown Hill Bungalow, Station Road, Stoke Golding, United Kingdom where they crowned

It is said that Henry Tudor (later King Henry VII) escaped through a tunnel here , in 1471 when he escaped to France

Crackwell Street, Tenby, United Kingdom where they escaped (1471)

Guests at this hotel have included King Henry VII, Prime Ministers Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill, author George Bernard Shaw and Queen Anne of Denmark

Sadler Street, Wells, United Kingdom where they stayed