Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Assorted Tudor Facts

Just some random tidbits about my favourite dynasty you may or may not know!

  • Jane Grey was queen for 13 days, not 9.
  • Through Owen Tudor's mother, Marged ferch Dafedd, the Tudors are cousins of Owain Glyndwr. 
  • Katherine of Valois and Owen Tudor were born within at max 1 year of each other (1400/1)
  • Henry VII had a Welsh governess named Jane ap Hywel who lived on to later care for his son, Henry VIII. [it's possible that she taught Henry Welsh.]
  • Katherine of Valois was friends with Edmund Beaufort, duke of Somerset.