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Henry Tudor. How did a Welshman become King of England?

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´╗┐Hello everyone, Today I?m going to talk to you about Henry Tudor. He was born in Wales at Pembrokeshire Castle in 1457 but he grew up in France. His father Edmund Tudor died shortly after his birth. His mother at the time was only 13 years old. So then his Uncle Jasper had the responsibility for looking after him, Jasper fled with Henry to France after the Lancastrian defeat in 1471. Henry Tudor was a Welshman so the question is how did he become king of England? Well this is what I?ll be focusing on today. Did being welsh help him win the throne? That is the question I want to answer by the end of today! This essay is going to explain the reasons behind how a Welshman became king of England and examine which of the reasons were most important. ...read more.

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This is because Rhys only supported him when he heard about the fact that Henry had 5000 soldiers and that he was really powerful. Then those 3000 soldiers he got from Stanley wouldn?t exist either because Stanley only supported because he saw how Richard s men were scared of Henry and how Henry was winning. Then with his 5000 soldiers he landed Dale west Wales near where he was born. This was important because it gave him more time and as he travelled he picked up more soldiers. There was one problem with this though because there were no cars or buses at the time. So he had to march 5000 soldiers and the extras up and down those long steep hills. Then feed them accommodate them get them prepared for the battle and so on. ...read more.

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A bard is someone who composes epic and heroic poems. This helped Henry because it gave him more support and popularity and people would feed his troops and accommodate them. After Henrys father Edmund Tudor had died his mother Margaret married Thomas Stanley (Lord Stanley). Richard had kidnapped Stanley?s son to make him support Richard. Stanley wanted to support Henry but he also wanted his son. Stanley had 3000 soldiers he had stayed back and watched the battle until he decided to support Henry. He decided to support Henry because he saw Richards?s men betraying him because they were scared of henrys men but it was still a close fight. It was definite that whoever s side Stanley went on would win. Stanley himself took the crown of dead Richard and crowned Henry. I think the most important reason was probably his distant relation to Edward III. I don?t think being welsh played a very big part in his claim to the throne maybe about 40 %. Aishwaria Benny ...read more.

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