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The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420. This blog has *loads* of amazing medieval and renaissance portraits -- well worth the look!


Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Marguerite was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She became Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.


Richard II of England and Isabella, aged 6, on their wedding day on 31 October 1396. Her youngest sister Catherine would also become Queen of England, as the wife of Henry V, from 1420-1422.


Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur married into the English royal family, creating a distinctly Welsh royal dynasty. Owain ap Marededd ap Tudur, married secretly to Catherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) lived with her away from court until her death in 1437.


Henry V's marriage to Catherine of Valois 2 June 1420. Henry died a couple years later. Their only child was Henry, who later became Henry VI


Catherine de Valois. The mother of the Tudor dynasty. Wife of Henry V and Owen Tudor. With her second husband Owen Tudor she bore a son Edmund who married Margaret Beaufort who would then produce a new king for England King Henry VII. The first of the Tudors


FRANCE. The sculpted tomb of King Henri II and his wife, Catherine de' Medici, at the basilica of Saint Denis in Paris, 1563 CE. // Such a beautiful, bizarre and striking effigy.


Catherine of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1420–1422, as the wife of King Henry V of England, mother of Henry VI, King of England and grandmother of King Henry VII of England.