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  1. Lady Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: / ˈ b oʊ f ər t / BOH-fərt or / ˈ b juː f ər t / BEW-fərt; 31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) was a major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first Tudor monarch.

  2. Margaret Beaufort, byname The Lady Margaret, (born May 31, 1443—died June 29, 1509), mother of King Henry VII (reigned 1485–1509) of England and founder of St. John’s and Christ’s colleges, Cambridge.

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  3. Jan 30, 2019 · Margaret, though aligned with the Lancaster cause, was the second cousin of both Edward IV and Richard III; the mother of those two York kings, Cecily Neville was the daughter of Joan Beaufort who was the daughter of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. In other words, Joan Beaufort was the sister of Margaret Beaufort's grandfather, John Beaufort.

    • Jone Johnson Lewis
    • Women's History Writer
  4. Jul 3, 2019 · Margaret Beaufort gave birth on January 28, 1457, to a sickly and small infant she named Henry, probably named for his half-uncle Henry VI. The child would one day himself become king, as Henry VII – but that was far in the future and by no means thought likely at his birth.

    • Jone Johnson Lewis
    • Women's History Writer
  5. May 31, 2015 · Lady Margaret Beaufort died 29th June 1509, aged sixty-six. She died just four days after enjoying the coronation celebrations of her grandson, Henry VIII, and Henry Parker, Lord Morley, who acted as her cupbearer at the coronation ceremonies, reported that “she took her infirmity with eating of a cygnet”.

  6. Margaret Beaufort was now a widow at 13, and six months pregnant on top of that—but her ordeal was just beginning. Margaret almost died giving birth to the Tudor dynasty. Her youth and petite stature proved dangerous to not only Margaret herself, but her unborn baby as well.

  7. Mar 2, 2021 · Lady Margaret Beaufort. Often referred to as the matriarch of the Tudors, Margaret Beaufort was a powerful member of the royal household and an influential figure in the greater political machinations of the day. Herself a descendant of King Edward III, she made sure to secure the royal crown for her own son, Henry VII.

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