|Young Margaret Beaufort, as drawn by me!|
Upon the death of Margaret's husband, Edmund Tudor, life changed dramatically for Margaret Beaufort. She was now heavily pregnant with Edmund's child and still only thirteen. She need protection and her brother-in-law, Jasper Tudor, came to her rescue. He and Margaret travelled to his castle of Pembroke. Now the town of Pembroke and the surrounding area was very supportive of the Tudor family, especially the town of Tenby, so Margaret was in safe hands.
Then, on Janurary 28th 1457 Margaret finally, after a long a painful labour, gave birth to her son. She named him Henry, in honour of the King who had married her to Edmund. No doubts everyone was excited by the news, even the child was small he was healthy. Margaret and Jasper then took extra care in looking after the Little baby, who was also cared for by his Welsh servants, most notably, his Welsh governess Jane ap Hywel.
Margaret, however, was in a very unstable position.