On this day: 28 January

Posted: January 28, 2012 in Margaret Beaufort, On this day...

1457

Margaret Beaufort, widowed countess of Richmond, gives birth at Pembroke Castle to her only child – a son, Henry. His father, Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond, is the half-brother of Henry VI through their mother, Catherine of Valois. Edmund died of plague while a prisoner at Carmarthen Castle in November 1456.

In 1485, after this battle of Bosworth, Henry will become Henry VII.

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