About the Henry Tudor Society

The Henry Tudor Society was founded in early 2013 and exists to discuss, debate and deliberate the life and times of Henry VII, the first Tudor king of England. The Society also seeks to examine the general 15th Century period and the Wars of the Roses.

Henry VII ruled England, Wales and Ireland from 22 August 1485 to 21 April 1509, an eventful reign of 24 years that enabled the kingdom to emerge from the fractious Wars of the Roses and into the adventurous and prosperous Renaissance period.

The reign of Henry Tudor has often been overshadowed as it was a tenure flanked by the controversial Richard III and notorious Henry VIII, two kings who tend to dominate the attentions of historians and fiction authors.

The Henry Tudor Society aims to put a spotlight on Henry VII and to bring this intriguing monarch out of the shadows once and for all.

Please feel free to browse our website using the various categories on the sidebars. If you wish to contact us then please do so, either by emailing henrytudorsociety@gmail.com or via our burgeoning community on Facebook.


6 thoughts on “About the Henry Tudor Society”

  1. jeffrey lloyd said:

    I have at last found the exact place in Pembrokeshire where Henry landed in August 1485, Mill bay is located at the south east tip of St Anne’s head west of Milford haven.

    But i now understand that there is some debate as to the exact location of the Battle of Bosworth, Archaeologist Dr Glenn Foard now claims that the site of the battle is not Ambion hill but on flat ground a mile south west of the site regarded as the traditional site of the battle in 1485.

    We know that Richard arrived first and with a slightly larger army, medieval tactics would have seen Richard choosing favourable ground and high ground would have been to his advantage [Ambion hill] or was it confidence that with his larger army Richard’s choice was flat ground to envelope and destroy this usurper Richmond ?

    But as we know it was the Stanleys who would dictate the outcome !

    I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter. Thank you.


    • Bruce Wayne Cobb said:

      I am not sure about that.I have a theory that Jasper Tudor with a small elite force of pikemen, halberdiers, archers, crossbowmen, and other men at arms stopped the great charge of Richard III who almost got to Henry. This critical stop enabled the Stanleys to intervene as they were about 3km from the battle site.Richard killed Henry’s standard bearer and unhorsed Sir John Cheyne. But Jasper surrounded Henry with these elite fighters who actually made the critical difference even though the Stanleys took the credit and did contribute to the victory.

  2. I have written a novel about the lives of Richard and Henry as they converge on Redemore field. I can attach it to an email if you wish. I know exactly the site of the battle. The novel is also on my website.

    • jeffrey lloyd said:

      Thank you very much for the reply, and yes i would like what ever information you can attach to an email, and also a link to your website would be appreciated.

      Thank you again.


      Jeff Lloyd.

      • johnpayne447@aol.com said:

        Hi Jeffery,

        I have attached the novel. It begins a little slowly with background information on the first and second narrator and a debate on the issues of loyalty, obligation and heroism, which you can bypass if you wish,

        best regards

        John Payne

        my website – http://www.authoraid.co.uk

      • jeffrey lloyd said:

        Thank you John, I shall be in touch if anymore questions arise, now I look forward to a good read.

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