Joanna of Castile, aka Joanna the Mad, was the first queen to reign both Castile and Aragon at the same time. She was known for Joanna the Mad because of her mental illness. She was the 3rd child born to Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. She was also the elder sister of Queen Katherine of Aragon, King Henry the VIII's first wife. She was a very attractive young woman and married Philip of Castile in 1496. She gave birth to 6 children. Joanna suffered from a mental illness known as Schizophrenia. She died in 1555 at age 75.
Mary Tudor was the last surviving child born to King Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York. Her brother and her got along well. In fact, he named his daughter after her. She was betrothed to Massimiliano Sforza to help her father fight against the French. However, she married 52 year old Louis XII of France instead. After he died in 1515, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk and had 4 children with him. She died in 1533 at age 37.
Margaret Tudor was the eldest daughter born to King Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York. Her father set up a marriage plan for her when she was 6 years old. She married firstly, James IV of Scotland age 13. She only had 1 surviving child by him. When James died, she married Archibald Douglas and settled back in England. It was there that she gave birth to Margaret Douglas. She divorced her husband, realizing he had cheated on her. Then she remarried for the third time to Henry Stewart 1st Lord Methven. She died of a stroke at age 51. Her current descendents are the British Royal Family.
Edmond Tudor was the father of of King Henry the VII of England. He married Lady Margaret Beaufort when she was only 9 years old. He died when she was 7 months pregnant with Henry. He was 25 years old.
Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, known as the two princes, were sent to a tower in 1483 but were never seen again, leaving to the conclusion that they were murdered. There were 4 suspects; Richard III, James Tyrrell, Henry Stanford, and King Henry the VII. The princes were the younger twin brothers of Elizabeth of York, Henry the VIII's mother.
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was the only surviving legitimate child born to James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Born in 1542, Mary betrayed her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, but she refused to believe it. But Mary was sent to live in the Tower of London until her execution in 1587. She was 44 years old. Her son, James VI of Scotland, ruled England after Queen Elizabeth died.
Lady Margaret Beaufort was the mother of King Henry the VII of England. 13 years old at the time of his birth, she sent him to live with his uncle Jasper Tudor. When Henry was old enough, he moved in with his mother. Margaret and her son bonded. Over the years, she remarried but could not have anymore children, since she had damage done to her body having Henry. She set up a marriage plan for her son to marry Elizabeth of York. She died in 1509 aged 66.
Arthur Tudor was the first child born to King Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York in 1486. He was also the older brother of Henry the VIII. He was betrothed to the Spanish princess, Katherine of Aragon at age 2. He married Katherine at age 15. But 5 months later, he died of the sweating sickness in 1502.
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