How Henry VII dealt with threats to his rule
How do you rule a country where you hadn´t lived for 15 years? You don´t know your way around, or who you can trust – if any one. The way you speak sounds odd. So weak is your claim to the throne that people whisper behind your back that your wife has a better right to rule. Some even rumoured that you killed the Princes in the Tower. Did Henry VII have any claim to the throne? How serious a threat was the Yorkist challenge? This podcast examines the Tudors Claim, Bosworth, the death of Richard, Yorkist opponents, Lovel, Stafford, Simnel, Warbeck, Suffolk and foreign support. In the Key Concept podcast Glyn considers Legitimacy.
Dr Glyn Redworth