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Henry VII – Usurper?

In today's Claire chats I talk about the comments I often see on social media about Henry VII.

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  1. R

    Of course Henry Tudor was a usurper, he took the crown by force of arms and through betrayal of the current ruler, Richard iii. However, victory in battle was considering a legal method of taking the crown from a vanquished King. It was also by marriage to the daughter of the Yorkist King, Edward Iv, Elizabeth of York, that Henry secured his throne and fragile claim. However, most of the monarchs of the previous century had also usurped the throne, legitimately or not. Edward iv himself had taken it by force.

    1. C - Post Author

      I’d have to disagree as Henry took the throne by right of conquest. It depends how you look at it.

  2. L

    I believe the English people in general wanted Henry to take over, or he wouldn’t have successfully stayed a king.

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Henry VII – Usurper?