Historians in Wales have since been more ambivalent about Henry VII
and have mixed views about what the Tudors did for Wales.
I do think that Henry VII
was defensive about his past and wanted to downplay 'Tudor', which might have been used by his opponents," said Dr Davies, who specialises in 16th-Century history.
At home and as part of diplomatic events abroad, Henry VII
and Henry VIII provided elaborate courtly entertainments to demonstrate exacting and competitive taste as part of their international political agenda and dynastic establishment.
Mr Foyle says DNA testing shows the bed belonged to Pembroke-born Henry VII
, who defeated Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth.
Debate still rages - or perhaps murmurs - over the so-called Paradise State Bed but there are those who swear it belonged to Henry VII
, the first of the Tudor kings, and his wife, Elizabeth of York.
Wales should never be regarded as being conquered, as the LAST battle between England and Wales was at Bosworth Field 1485, where Harri Tudur, after gathering Welsh support on his march through Wales, defeated Richard III and became Henry VII
: WINTER KING BBC2, 9pm The Beeb has gone all out in recent weeks to get us all clued up about the ever-troubled monarch Henry VIII, but here's where it takes a bit of time out to focus instead on the surly king's father, Henry VII
, the first monarch of the House of Tudor.
After Richard was killed by Henry VII
at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, it is thought the unflattering image was incorporated into the tapestry to maintain and encourage the new king's affections.
The Richard III Society is spinning this as an opportunity to rehabilitate their hero and implicitly do down his nemesis, the Welshman Henry Tudor, crowned Henry VII
after defeating Richard at Bosworth.
The great wardrobe accounts of Henry VII
and Henry VIII.
The Magna Carta, Henry VII
and Oliver Cromwell - these are the types of events and figures which dominate teaching of history.
Collected by an unidentified local man during the 1980s, highlights included a Henry VII
gold Angel that sold for pounds 1,800 and an Edward IV first reign gold Ryal.