Question by  KL (11)

Was Henry VII English or Welsh, and was he the father of Henry VIII?


Answer by  A36 (629)

Henry VII was English, with a grandfather having Welsh heritage. Prior to being king, he was known as the Earl of Richmond, who won his throne at the concluding battle of the War of the Roses, where he defeated Richard III, a Plantaganet. Henry VII established the Tudor dynasty, and Henry VIII who succeeded him was his second son.


Answer by  Meromorphic (36)

Henry VII was born in Wales (specifically Pembroke Castle in South Wales), making him Welsh by birth, and he was also partially Welsh by ancestry. He fathered Henry VIII.


Answer by  danpersand (246)

Henry VII, of the Tudor family, was of Welsh decent. He was the last English king to win the crown in battle, and was succeeded by his son Henry VIII.

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