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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. The Lady Margaret. Born: May 31, 1443. Died: June 29, 1509 (aged 66) Notable Family Members: son Henry VII. Margaret Beaufort (born May 31, 1443—died June 29, 1509) was the mother of King Henry VII (reigned 1485–1509) of England and founder of St. John’s and Christ’s colleges, Cambridge.

  3. 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.

  4. Tudor History. 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.

  5. May 31, 2015 · 15 Comments. Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, was born at Bletsoe Castle in Bedfordshire on 31st May 1443. She was the daughter of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletsoe and John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, grandson of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress (and eventual wife ...

  6. Margaret married firstly John de la Pole (marriage dissolved 1453), secondly Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond (eldest son of Owen Tudor and Queen Catherine de Valois, widow of Henry V), thirdly Sir Henry Stafford and lastly Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby. She is best known as the Lady Margaret Beaufort. By her second husband she was mother of ...

  7. Apr 8, 2024 · Published: April 8, 2024 at 10:35 AM. On 14 February 1453, a nine-year-old girl was travelling to London to be introduced to the court of King Henry VI. 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.

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