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Owen Tudor, Grandfather of King Henry VII of England May 6, 2017

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The Freelance History Writer

Owen Tudor was born c. 1400. His father was Maredudd ap Tudur ap Goronwy and his mother was Margaret, daughter of Dafydd Fychan. Through his father, Owen was a descendant of Ednyfed Fychan who was a major landowner in the area of Penmynydd in Anglesey. Fychan had been a prominent servant of the princes of Gwyndedd. Through marriage, Owen was a cousin of Owain Glyn Dŵr, the Welsh prince who rebelled against the kings of England. The Tudors were a part of a movement by the princes of Wales to unify the country into its own principality.

Little is known of Owen’s early life but his family played a key role in the Welsh uprising and fought on Glyn Dŵr’s side. After the rebellion was suppressed, many Welshmen came into the service of the English kings, including Owen’s relatives. Most likely this is how he made his way to the…

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