father of Henry VII, eldest son of Owain Tudor by Catherine de Valois, widow of Henry V. For the circumstances of his parents' marriage, see the article on Owain Tudor. Brought up in England under the tutelage of his royal half-brother, Henry VI, by whom he was created earl of Richmond in 1452-3, he had no connection with Wales until after his marriage in 1455 to the lady Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort, duke of Somerset. But the fact that he d. at Carmarthen on 3 Nov. 1456, suggests that like his brother Jasper Tudor he was intended for an administrative career in Wales. He was buried in the house of the Grey Friars at Carmarthen, his remains being translated at the Dissolution to S. Davids cathedral. His son, Henry, 2nd earl of Richmond and later the first Tudor king, was born posthumously. Lewis Glyn Cothi and Dafydd Nanmor composed elegies upon him.
Published date: 1959
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