Tudor dynasty

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The Tudor dynasty or House of Tudor was a royal house ofWelsh origin,[1] descended from Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last “king of the Britons,” which ruled the Kingdom of England and its realms, including their ancestral Wales and the Lordship of Ireland, later the Kingdom of Ireland, from 1485 until 1603. Its first monarch wasHenry VII, a descendant through his mother of a legitimised branch of the English royal House of Lancaster. The Tudor familyrose to power in the wake of the Wars of the Roses, which left the House of Lancaster, to which the Tudors were aligned, extinct.


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