Catherine of Valois


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Catherine of Valois

(văl`wä, Fr. välwä`), 1401–37, queen consort of Henry VHenry V,
1387–1422, king of England (1413–22), son and successor of Henry IV. Early Life

Henry was probably brought up under the care of his uncle, Henry Beaufort.
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 of England, daughter of Charles VICharles VI
(Charles the Mad or Charles the Well Beloved), 1368–1422, king of France (1380–1422), son and successor of King Charles V. During his minority he was under the tutelage of his uncles (particularly Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy), whose policies drained
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 of France. Married in 1420, she bore Henry the son who was to become Henry VIHenry VI,
1421–71, king of England (1422–61, 1470–71). Reign
Early Years

The only son of Henry V and Catherine of Valois, he became king of England when he was not yet nine months old.
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. Some years after Henry V's death (1422), Catherine married the Welshman Owen TudorTudor, Owen,
d. 1461, founder of the Tudor dynasty. He belonged to an ancient Welsh family. He was a squire at the court of Henry V, and, probably in 1429, he married Henry's widow, Catherine of Valois, by whom he had five children.
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; from them the TudorTudor,
royal family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Its founder was Owen Tudor, of a Welsh family of great antiquity, who was a squire at the court of Henry V and who married that king's widow, Catherine of Valois.
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 kings of England were descended.
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The first, "Beginnings" [1420-1437], jumps right in with an account of the marriage of Catherine of Valois to Henry V and continues on to chronicle the ebbing fortunes of the English in France following the death of the great warrior king and later his brother John, Duke of Bedford.
True, the performance pieces of fifteenth-century poet John Lydgate are the focus of its investigation, and true, a late chapter headed "The Queen's Dumbshows" concentrates on three entertainments whose prime audience seems to have been Catherine of Valois, mother of the young King Henry VI.
Sponsler's real contribution here is in shifting attention away from Henry as the performances' addressee and onto his mother, Catherine of Valois.
One favorite of Roberts' that is rarely done - perhaps because of the accents required - is the hilarious scene in "Henry V" where the king attempts to woo the French princess, Catherine of Valois, despite a sizable language barrier.
On one page we are told that it was a common practice for servants to sleep, literally, at their master's feet, so when the English king Henry V was bedding Catherine of Valois, his steward and chamberlain were in attendance.
They saw the disinterred, desiccated remains of Queen Catherine of Valois, who had been on display in a chest since her grandson, Henry VII, pulled down the chapel where she was buried.
The love interest here is entirely heterosexual, being the entanglement between Catherine of Valois, wife (and later widow) of King Henry V of England and Owen Tudor, captain of the bodyguard of Catherine's mother, Isabelle of Bavaria, Queen of France.
It's based on the 15th-century love affair between Queen Catherine of Valois, Shakespeare's "sweet Kate" and Owen Tudor, her Clerk of Office and Captain of the Guard.
For these and other details, a more apt though historically distant resonance is the secret marriage of Catherine of Valois to her steward Owen Tudor, grandfather of Henry VII and thus ancestor to both James and Arabella through Margaret Tudor, the sister of Henry VIII.
The Tudors were Anglesey landowners and Owen Tudor became a courtier of Henry V and met Henry V's young wife, Catherine of Valois, the daughter of Charles VI of France.
WITH bible-black hair, flawless skin and seductively kohled eyes, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones bears an uncanny resemblance to Henry V's wife Catherine of Valois, who later married Anglesey's Owen Tudor.