|Born||October 1401||Born At|
|Died||3 January 1437||Buried At|
|Father||Charles (VI, King of France 1380-1422)||Mother||Isabeau (of Bavaria)|
|Born||October 1401 /|
|Died||3 January 1437 /|
Family Tree Details
Catherine (of Valois) (b.1401 - d.1437)
+Henry (V, King of England 1413-1422) (b.1387 - d.1422)
| = Henry (VI, King of England 1422-1461, 1470-1471) (b.1421 - d.1471)
| +Margaret (of Anjou) (b.1429 - d.1482)
| = Edward (of Lancaster, Prince of Wales) (b.1453 - d.1471)
| +Neville, Anne (Duchess of Gloucester, Queen of England) (b.1456 - d.1485)
+Tudor, Owen (b.1400 - d.1461)
= Tudor, Edmund (Earl of Richmond) ( - d.1456)
| +Beaufort, Lady Margaret (b.1441 - d.1509)
| = Henry (VII, King of England 1485-1509) (b.1457 - d.1509)
| +Elizabeth (of York) (b.1466 - d.1503)
| = Arthur (Prince of Wales) (b.1486 - d.1502)
| = Tudor, Margaret (Queen of Scotland) (b.1489 - d.1541)
| = Henry (VIII, King of England 1509-1547) (b.1491 - d.1547)
| = Mary (Tudor, Queen of France) (b.1495 - d.1533)
= Tudor, Jasper (Earl of Pembroke) (b.1431? - d.1496)
| +Woodville, Catherine (b.1458? - d.1497?)
= Thomas (Westminster Monk)
In the Treaty of Troyes King Charles VI of France agreed that after his death King Henry V of England and his heirs would become the rulers of France. It was also agreed that the French king's daughter, Catherine of Valois would marry Henry. ¹
The marriage of King Henry V and Catherine, the daughter of Charles VI king of France, took place and sealed the Treaty of Troyes.
Queen Catherine and her young son landed at Harfleaur. From there she travelled to Rouen and then to Vincennes where she met her husband King Henry V. Together they travelled on to Paris. It was around this time that the King's health was failing. ¹
King Henry V had fallen ill during the previous winter and had not recovered during the spring and summer. He died at the age of 34 in Bios de Vincennes in France on August 31st and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
It is believed that Owen Tudor and Catherine were secretly married in this year or just before.
Catherine died in this year after retiring to Bermondsey Abbey. Some reports say she died whilst giving birth, but this is probably wrong.
After the death of Catherine of France Owen Tudor was summonsed by Henry VI. Owen was unsure of Henry's motives and wanted some guarantee that he would be able to leave unharmed. That guarantee was given and Owen went to London. Still cautious, Owen used the safety of Westminster to investigate the King's reasons for his summons and when he was relatively happy visited the King. Owen was charged with certain crimes but was cleared and allowed to leave. On his return to Wales Owen was arrested and imprisoned in Newgate gaol.
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Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?