Lady Margaret Beaufort

noblewoman; Mother of King Henry VII
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Lady Margaret Beaufort (31 May 1441 – 29 June 1509), of the House of Lancaster, was the mother of King Henry VII of England, and grandmother of Henry VIII. She was an important figure in the Wars of the Roses. Lady Margaret Hall, a college of the University of Oxford, is named after her.

Margaret Beaufort
The King's Mother
Countess of Richmond and Derby
Countess of Richmond
Tenurec. 1455 – 15 January 1457
EarlEdmund Tudor
Born31 May 1441
Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England
Died29 June 1509(1509-06-29) (aged 68)
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Buried12 July 1509
Henry VII Chapel
Noble familyBeaufort
FatherJohn Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset
MotherMargaret Beauchamp of Bletso
Lady Margaret Beaufort at prayer, by Rowland Lockey, about 1500

Further reading

  • Tallis, Nicola (2019-11-07). Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch. Michael O'Mara Books. ISBN 978-1-78929-148-3.
  • Amin, Nathen (2017-08-15). The House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-4456-4765-4.
  • Licence, Amy (2016-03-07). Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-6868-3.

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