Ralph Wulford or Wilford, was the son of a cordwainer (shoemaker). He may have been born in London, or he may have been a member of the Wilford family from Kent. Nothing is known of his early life but it is believed that he studied at Cambridge University. He came to prominence early 1499 when … Read more
King Henry VII was the first Tudor monarch. He came to the throne in 1485 after winning the Battle of Bosworth Field. His reign laid the foundation for the Tudor dynasty. Background King Henry VII was born on 28th January 1457 at Pembroke Castle, Wales. His mother was thirteen year old Margaret Beaufort, daughter … Read more
Early Life The origins of the pretender Perkin Warbeck are not known for sure. Historians have used information from the confession he made in 1497 to piece together his early life. Perkin Warbeck stated that he was born in Tournai in 1474, the son of a poor burgess, Jehan de Werbecque and his wife … Read more
Early Years Lambert Simnel was born around 1477. It is thought that his father was either an organ maker, a joiner or a baker. Lambert was educated by Richard Symonds, a priest from Oxford. Symonds was a committed Yorkist who opposed Henry VII’s place on the throne. He thought that Simnel looked like Edward, … Read more
A chronology for the years 1497 and 1498 for Henry VII’s reign showing dates, events and details.
A chronology for the years 1495 and 1496 for Henry VII’s reign showing dates, events and details.
A chronology for the years 1493 and 1494 for Henry VII’s reign showing dates, events and details.
A chronology for the years 1491 and 1492 for Henry VII’s reign showing dates, events and details.