Beaufort, Margaret, countess of Richmond and Derby

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Beaufort, Margaret, countess of Richmond and Derby

(bō`fərt, där`bē), 1443–1509, English noblewoman, mother of Henry VIIHenry VII,
1457–1509, king of England (1485–1509) and founder of the Tudor dynasty. Claim to the Throne

Henry was the son of Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond, who died before Henry was born, and Margaret Beaufort, a descendant of Edward III through John
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. She was the daughter and heiress of John, 1st duke of Somerset, and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. She was married three times: to Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond, who was Henry's father; to Henry Stafford; and to Thomas, Lord Stanley, afterward earl of Derby. Renowned for her philanthropy, she endowed professorships of divinity at Oxford and Cambridge and with the help of her confessor, John FisherFisher, John
(Saint John Fisher), c.1469–1535, English prelate, cardinal, bishop of Rochester (1504–34). Known for his scholarship at Cambridge, he was chosen confessor to Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.
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, founded Christ's College and St. John's College, Cambridge. She was the patron of many religious houses and of William Caxton and Wynkyn de Worde.
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The Tudors are a paranoid and plotting bunch, with the exception of Arthur, but he dies just five months into their union, leaving her at the mercy of the late prince's grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort (played wonderfully by consummate period villain Harriet Walter).
In public she plays the dutiful wife, in private she plots and schemes with her sister as they clash with Lady Margaret Beaufort.
Warkworth is of interest to the present reviewer in relation to her editing of the accounts of Lady Margaret Beaufort, whose secretary and dean of chapel (and later chancellor) was Henry Hornby, Master of Peterhouse soon after Warkworth (from 1501 to 1518).
The project may then have been rescued by his sister-in-law, the king's mother Lady Margaret Beaufort.
'The Red Queen', is part of 'The Cousins' War' trilogy, and is based on Lady Margaret Beaufort, the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty.
An unknown artist painted Lady Margaret Beaufort in the 16th century and the pious and careworn looking woman apparently being married at seven then again at 12.
Other portraits include Elizabeth Claypole, daughter of Oliver Cromwell by Jacob Huysmans; Mary I after Antonis Mor; Lady Margaret Beaufort and James I by unknown artists.
They seem to have emanated not from the pious motives exemplified by Lady Margaret Beaufort or even Joan Cooke, but rather from the same humanist-inspired thinking and from the contemporary circle of progressive London leaders of their time.
Christ's, famous in part for its role in spreading Puritanism in the seventeenth century, began life in 1505 when Lady Margaret Beaufort, aided by Saint' John Fisher, re-founded what had been God's House.
In "A Further Illuminated Devotional Book for the Use of Lady Margaret Beaufort," Janet Backhouse focuses on the "long-lost principal page" (222) of a Book of Hours (London, BL, Add.
The most original part of the exhibition assembled objects connected with distinguished art patrons from the period: the Beauchamps and the Nevilles, Archbishop Chichele of Canterbury, the founder of All Souls, Bishop Fox of Winchester, the founder of Corpus Christi at Oxford, and the remarkable Lady Margaret Beaufort, the foundress of Christ College, Cambridge.