Henry VII- background part one

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  • Consolidation of power
    • Became King after defeating Richard III in BoB- 22nd Aug 1485
      • This ended the Plantagenet rule and started new dynasty- the Tudors
      • Proclaimed King on battle field by William Stanley
      • Shortly after, went to Lancaster then on 3rd Sep 1485 to London- meeting with mayor
    • Had no claims and many enemies wanted him dead- essential for him to consolidate his power
    • Weak claim because...
      • He descended from a female line represented by his mother, Margaret  of Beaufort
      • Line came from John of  Gaunt's 3rd wife: son pre-marriage, John Beaufort seen as illegitimate


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