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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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.
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.
Only a few years later, King Henry V wooed Catherine of Valois with valentine verses secretly composed for him by John Lydgate, an anonymous writer of standard love rhymes for tongue-tied suitors to copy.
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.
It is nearly 600 years since Catherine of Valois was visited by her Welsh in-laws who spoke no English