Jan 30, 2019 · Basics about Margaret Beaufort, mother and supporter of Henry VII of England, the first Tudor king. Includes a chronology of key events in her life.
Jun 24, 2019 · Her name was Margaret Beaufort, the only child of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, and inheritor of a large landed estate. Margaret (born on 31 May 1443) had royal blood in her veins. But it was tainted blood, for her family was the illegitimate offspring of the king’s great-grandfather, John of Gaunt, by his mistress, Katherine Swynford.
In the late 15th century Margaret Beaufort came to prominence as a major figure in the Wars of the Roses and was notably the mother of the first Tudor monarch. She was influential in bringing the country together and orchestrating a new power in the kingdom from the chaos of civil war. Her singular aim in life over six decades was to give birth ...
Beaufort, Margaret (1443–1509)Countess of Richmond and Derby who might have tried to claim the throne of England but instead secured that position for her son, Henry VII, and all the Tudor line. Name variations: Lady Margaret; Margaret of Lancaster. Pronunciation: BOE-fort.
Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509) by Dr Frank Woodman . Educationalist, scholar and philanthropist, Margaret Beaufort was the richest woman in English Medieval history and used her wealth to promote education and religion.
Lady Margaret Beaufort Widowed at the age of thirteen, three months before the birth of her only child, the devout mother of Henry VII showed herself a master of political intrigue. Michael Jones | Published in History Today Volume 35 Issue 8 August 1985
Lady Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: / ˈboʊfərt / BOH-fərt or / ˈbjuːfərt / 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.