Henry VII Marries Elizabeth of York - The Anne Boleyn Files
Elizabeth of York began her life in the House of York, as the daughter of Edward IV. When Henry VII Tudor defeated her uncle, Richard III, and took the throne from the Yorks, he married the princess of that family to unify his House with that of his enemies. Thus, she married into House of Tudor and was the mother of Henry VIII.
ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the death of Jane Seymour, was regarded by Cromwell as a suitable wife for Henry VIII.
Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth.
When her sister Katherine died in 1568, Lady Mary Grey (1545-1578) was the last surviving grandchild of Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's sister. This made her a possible claimant to the throne. Elizabeth I was now 35 years old, unmarried and childless. The hapless Mary, who suffered from dwarfism, became the next target of Elizabeth's suspicion. Mary was imprisoned in the Tower in 1563 and remained under house arrest till 1572. She died childless and in poverty in 1578, aged 33.
Queen Anne Stuart Of England, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regent of England, Scotland and Ireland after William III died in a riding accident, on this day 8th March, 1702.. Despite seventeen pregnancies, Anne died without surviving children and was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. She was succeeded by her second cousin George I of Hanover