Henry VII was the first Tudor king of England. He was born January 28, 1457 to Margaret Beaufort Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and half-brother of the unfortunate Henry VI. Henry was born when his mother was only 13, he was her only child. His father died a few months before his birth.
Henry has had a tumultuous life, largely spent in exile until he fought King Richard III at Bosworth in the summer of 1485. own forces has betrayed Richard, including Henry step-uncle and stepfather, he died in battle. Henry was crowned king of England and soon married to the Princess Elizabeth of York.
Henry encouraged instead unlikely that these qualities have made him a king very effective, but personally unpopular. He is secretive, acquisitive, and rarely trust others. He gained a reputation both greedy and stingy. It may have been both, but keep in mind that he has inherited a bankrupt government, he died solvent, no small feat for a king.
After the upheaval of the “War of the Roses,” the British people wanted peace. They were willing to accept the highly questionable assertion of Henry on the throne (through his mother, through a marriage between his rumored grandfather a royal duke, and his mistress) he has provided a stable government. He did, and his position was considerably strengthened by his marriage with the popular Elizabeth of York. More importantly, it provided two male heirs in a few years of marriage.
The true genius of Henry was in administration. He did not reform government but it has increased its effectiveness. He also restored the royal authority on the English nobility. His last years were unexpectedly difficult. The death of Prince Arthur and Elizabeth of York within a year of each other personally saddened and made the estate more precarious. His own death in 1509 was preceded by several years of illness. He was succeeded by his 18 year old son, Henry.