The Davenant Press


Henry VII 1457-1509: the first Tudor king


By David Grummitt.

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ISBN 978-1-85944-208-1. Published 2009. 1485 saw the defeat of Richard III at Bosworth Field and the victory of Henry Tudor who sits uncomfortably between Medieval and early modern history; The author examines the early years of Henry Tudor taking the period to 1487. He moves on to international diplomacy and the threat of Perkin Warbeck. The discussion moves on to administration and government considering Council, parliament finance, law and justice. An equally important section covers the relationship between Henry VII and the nobility, the royal household and the king’s final years. The conclusion considers the concept of Henry VII and ‘New Monarchy.
David Grummitt has written extensively on warfare and government in the Tudor period as well as on the Wars of the Roses and the Lancastrian period 1399-1461. He has taught at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the LSE and worked on the History of Parliament Trust. He is currently Head of Humanities at the University of Kent, Canterbury.