and Lord of Ireland
from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor.
Henry won the throne when he defeated Richard III
at the Battle of Bosworth Field
. He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. He was successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after the political upheavals of the Wars of the Roses
1485 King Henry VII of England is crowned.
1487 The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
1492 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
1496 King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
1503 King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1509 Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.