Henry VII: Key Individuals

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Lord Thomas Stanley

  • 1435-1509

  • Henry VII’s step father

  • Intervened in Battle of Bosworth

  • Earl of Derby

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Edward Earl Of Warwick

  • 1475-1499

  • Placed in Tower of London 1485

  • Remained locked up until public appearances

  • Alleged to have plotted with Perkin Warbeck

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Sir William Stanley

  • 1435-1495

  • Brother of Thomas Stanley

  • Lord chamberlain

  • Accused of treason

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Lambert Simnel

  • Boy from Oxford 

  • Tutored by priest Richard Symonds

  • Impersonated Earl of Warwick

  • Given job in Royal kitchens

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John De La Pole, Earl of Lincoln

  • 1460-1487

  • Nephew of Richard III

  • Yorkist leader

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John Morton

  • 1500

  • Churchman and lawyer

  • Lancastrian

  • Bishop of Ely

  • Archbishop of Canterbury in 1493

  • Cardinal in 1493

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Reginald Bray

  • 1503

  • Faithful to Henry Tudor

  • Helped raise funds for Battle of Bosworth

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

  • Led the Council Learned in Law

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Sir Richard Empson

  • 1450-1510

  • Member of the King’s council from 1494

  • Chaired the Council Learned

  • Arrested after the death of Henry VII (due to ruthlessness) and charged with treason so was executed the following year

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Edmund Dudley

  • 1462-1510

  • Reginald Bray’s successor

  • Also very ruthless and unpopular

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Maximilian I

  • 1459-1519

  • Holy Roman Emperor 1493-1519

  • 1477, married Mary of Burgandy so gained control of the Netherlands

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Charles VIII

  • 1470-1498

  • King of France from 1483-1498

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James IV

  • 1473-1513

  • Scottish king from 1488-1513

  • Invaded England 1496

  • Married Margaret (Henry VII’s daughter)

  • Killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513

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Gerald Fitzgerald, 8th Earl of Kildare

  • Known as the ‘uncrowned king of Ireland’
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Erasmus

  • 1466-1536

  • A Dutch scholar who sought to regenerate Christianity through education

  • His satirical works criticised the church

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John Colet

  • 1467-1519

  • Critical of the standards of the clergy

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Sir Thomas More

  • 1478-1535

  • A humanist scholar and author of 'utopia'

  • Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII and denied the Royal supremacy

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Arthur

  • 1486-1502
  • First male heir of Henry VII
  • Married Catherine of Aragon (this 'marriage' is disputable)
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