The Welsh Tudors: the Family of Henry VII

David Williams traces the Welsh heritage of England's greatest monarchy to medieval times and the Wars of the Roses.

The author of A Relation of the Island of Britain, who is generally supposed to have been Trevisan, a member of the household of the Venetian ambassador to the first Tudor monarch, wrote of the Welsh people: “They may now be said to have recovered their former independence, for the most wise and fortunate Henry VII is a Welshman.” Foreign observers at his court were therefore no less aware of the new King’s nationality than were the contemporary Welsh bards who acclaimed Bosworth as a Welsh victory.

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