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  1. Catherine of Valois or Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was the Queen of England from 1420 until 1422. A daughter of Charles VI of France, she was married to Henry V of England, and gave birth to his heir Henry VI of England. Catherine's marriage was part of a plan to eventually place Henry V on the throne of France, and ...

  2. Catherine of Valois, (born October 27, 1401, Paris, France—died January 3, 1437, Bermondsey Abbey, London, England), French princess, the wife of King Henry V of England, mother of King Henry VI, and grandmother of the first Tudor monarch of England, Henry VII.

  3. Wikimedia Commons A painting dated before 1494 showing the marriage ceremony of Henry V of England and Catherine of Valois. Catherine was now a widow and her son, less than nine months old, was proclaimed King Henry VI of England. A few months later, Catherine’s father King Charles VI died, which, according to the Treaty of Troyes, made her ...

    • Betrothed to Charles, Heir of Louis, Duke of Bourbon
    • The Treaty of Troyes
    • Catherine and Henry V, Newly Married Couple
    • Their Son, Future Henry Vi
    • Rumors
    • A Secret Relationship with Owen Tudor
    • They Had 5 Children

    In 1403, when she was less than 2 years old, she was betrothed to Charles, heir of Louis, Duke of Bourbon. In 1408, Henry IV of England proposed a peace agreement with France that would marry his son, the future Henry V, to one of the daughters of Charles VI of France. Over a number of years, marriage possibilities and plans were discussed, interru...

    Finally, in 1418, the plans were again on the table, and Henry and Catherine met in June of 1419. Henry continued his pursuit of Catherine from England and promised to renounce his assumed title of king of France if she would marry him and if he and his children by Catherine would be named Charles' heirs. The Treaty of Troyes was signed and the pai...

    The newly married couple were together as Henry laid siege to several cities. They celebrated Christmas at the Louvre Palace, then left for Rouen, and then traveled to England in January of 1421. Catherine of Valois was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in February 1421. with Henry absent so that the attention would all be on his queen....

    The son of Catherine and Henry, the future Henry VI, was born in December of 1421, with Henry back in France. In May of 1422 Catherine, without her son, traveled to France with John, Duke of Bedford, to join her husband. Henry V died of an illness in August 1422, leaving the crown of England in the hands of a minor. During Henry's youth, he was edu...

    Rumors of a relationship between the King's mother and Edmund Beaufort led to a statute in parliament forbidding marriage to a queen without royal consent without severe punishment. She appeared less often in public, though she did appear at her son's coronation in 1429.

    Catherine of Valois had begun a secret relationship with Owen Tudor, a Welsh squire. It is not known how or where they met. Historians are divided on whether Catherine had already married Owen Tudor before that Act of Parliament, or whether they married secretly after that. By 1432 they certainly were married, though without permission. In 1436, Ow...

    Catherine of Valois and Owen Tudor had five children, half-siblings to King Henry VI. One daughter died in infancy and another daughter and three sons survived. The eldest son, Edmund, became Earl of Richmond in 1452. Edmund married Margaret Beaufort. Their son won the crown of England as Henry VII, claiming his right to the throne through conquest...

  4. Apr 01, 2015 · Who was Catherine of Valois? Yet another enigmatic Medieval woman, whose role in life seems set in stone from birth but who manages through sheer will and determination to change the course of her life. So who was Catherine of Valois? She was the daugher of a king, the tenth child of King Charles VI of France and Queen, Isabeau of Bavaria.

  5. Jan 22, 2019 · Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437[1]%29 was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of England,[2] mother of Henry VI of England, and through her secret marriage[citation needed] with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of Henry VII of England.[3]

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