Henry VII Was One Of England S Unlikeliest Monarchs An Exile And Outsider With Barely A Claim To The Throne, His Victory Over Richard III At Bosworth Field Seemed To Many In 1485 Like Only The Latest In The Sequence Of Violent Convulsions Among England S Nobility That Would Come To Be Known As The Wars Of The Roses With Little To Suggest That The Obscure Henry Would Last Any Longer Than His Predecessor To Break That Cycle Of Division, Usurpation, Deposition And Murder, He Had Both To Maintain A Grip On Power And To Convince England That His Rule Was Both Rightful And Effective Here, Sean Cunningham Explores How, In His Ruthless, Controlling And Personal Kingship, Henry VII Did So In The Process Founding The Tudor Dynasty And, Arguably, Helping To Lay The Foundations For Modern Government.
Sean Cunningham is a Principal Records Specialist at The National Archives A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has published widely on late medieval and early Tudor England.
- 160 pages
- Henry VII
- Sean Cunningham
- 09 October 2017 Sean Cunningham