Biography of Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495

Timeline

Around 1430 Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (30) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (28) were married

Around Nov 1431 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 was born to Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (31) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (30) at Bishop's Hatfield, Hertfordshire

On 03 Jan 1437 Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (35) died

On 25 Nov 1452 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (21) was created 1st Earl Pembroke (7C 1452)

Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 brothers John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) and Thomas Neville 1430-1460, William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423-1469, brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 (22) and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (21) and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by King Henry VI (31) at Greenwich, Kent

Around 1459 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (27) was appointed 180th Knight Garter: Henry VI

Battle of Mortimer's Cross

On 02 Feb 1461 at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross at Wigmore, Herefordshire the future Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) commanded the Yorkist forces including William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (30), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (61), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490, John Savage 1444-1544 and Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 (51).In the Lancastrian army Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (61) (captured by Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 (51) ) and his son Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (29) fought as well as James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40). Gruffydd ap Nicholas Deheubarth 1393-1461 was killed.
Following the battle Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (61) was beheaded in the Market Place, Hereford, Herefordshire.He was buried thereafter in Greyfriars Church, Hereford, Herefordshire in a tomb paid for by his son David Owen 1459-1535 (2)

On May 1471 Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 was captured by Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (39)

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499
Richard Guildford 1450-1506
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50)
John Wingfield -1509
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1449-1525
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495
Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (52)
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (38)
William Brandon 1456-1485
James Harrington 1430-1485
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60)
John Sacheverell 1400-1485, and
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath -1486.
William Norreys 1441-1507, Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (42) and John Savage 1444-1544 commanded.
Robert Poyntz 1450-1520 was knighted.
Richard III King England 1452-1485 (32) was killed at Ambion Hill, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire during the Battle of Bosworth. Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495
John Conyers -1490
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59)
Richard Fitzhugh 6th Baron Fitzhugh 1457-1487
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham 1459-1493
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor 1435-1496
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (68)
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (29)
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23)
Humphrey Stafford 1426-1486
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (17)
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (29) fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1459-1526 was captured.
John Babington 1423-1485, William Brandon 1456-1485, James Harrington 1430-1485, John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60), John Sacheverell 1400-1485, William Alington 1420-1485 (65), Robert Mortimer 1442-1485 (43), Robert Brackenbury -1485, Richard Ratclyffe 1430-1485 (55), Richard Bagot 1412-1485 and Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 were killed.
William Catesby 1450-1485 was executed at Leicester, Leicestershire after the battle.
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 held as a hostage by Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth.
Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489 betrayed Richard III King England 1452-1485 (32) by not committing his forces at the Battle of Bosworth.
John Iwardby 1449-1485 (35) was killed

Coronation of Henry VII

On 28 Oct 1485 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53) was created 1st Duke Bedford (5C 1485) by his nephew Henry VII (28) for having supported Henry's claim to the throne. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) by marriage Duchess Bedford (5C 1485)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50) was created 1st Earl Derby (3C 1485)Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 was created 1st Earl Devon (3C 1485)
Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (45), John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewkenor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed Knight of the Bath.

On 29 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (28) processed from Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London to Westminster Abbey.Ahead of him marched the heralds and serjeants-at-arms, the Esquire of the Body, the King's Secretary Richard Fox, almoner Christopher Urswick, the mayor of London and the Garter King of Arms.Also ahead of him were Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50), John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23), John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (43) and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59).Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53), created the day before, and John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (43).

On 07 Nov 1485 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (54) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) were married.Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) by marriage Countess Pembroke (7C 1452).

Battle of Stoke Field

On 16 Jun 1487 a Lancastrian army defeated a Yorkist army at the Battle of Stoke Field; considered by many to be the last battle of the Wars of the Roses.
The Lancastrian army of Henry Tudor comprised:
John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (55)
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (19)
Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (36)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499
John Mordaunt 1455-1504
Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape 1468-1530
William Norreys 1441-1507
Edward Norreys 1464-1487 wounded
John Paston 1444-1504 (43)
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Thomas Lovell 1478-1524 (8), knighted.
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (40).
The Yorksists John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (25), Edward Stanhope 1462-1487, Thomas Fitzgerald 1458-1487 (29) and Martin Schwartz -1487 were killed. Lambert Simnel 1477- fought and was captured. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (31) fought and escaped.

On 21 Dec 1495 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (64) died without legitimate issue.

On 18 May 1497 Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (39) died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd 1055-1137

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 8 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of David I King Scotland 1084-1153

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422

Ancestry

Father: Owen Tudor 1400-1461 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor 1360-1406 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Tudur ap Goronwy Tudor -1367

Great x 2 GrandFather: Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor -1331

Great x 3 GrandFather: Tudur "Hen aka Elder" Tudor 1268-1311

Great x 2 GrandMother: Gwerfyl verch Madog Hendwr 1285-

Great x 3 GrandFather: Madog ab Iorwerth Hendwr 1260-1321

Great GrandMother: Marged verch Thomas -1340 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas ap Llywelyn 1299-1343 Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Llewelyn ap Owen 1270-1309

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Bar -1332 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Mother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: Charles V King France 1338-1380 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip "Fortunate" VI King France 1293-1350 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 1293-1349 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Bonne Luxembourg Queen Consort France 1315-1349 Great x 7 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 3 GrandFather: John I King Bohemia 1296-1346 Great x 6 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Přemyslid Queen Bohemia 1292-1330

Great GrandMother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France 1338-1378 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 1311-1356 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 1279-1341 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Hainault Duchess Bourbon 1280-1354 Great x 4 Granddaughter Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabella Valois Duchess Bourbon 1313-1383 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mahaut Chatillon Count Valois 1293-1358 Great Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France 1370-1435 Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandFather: Stephen "Magnificient, Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria 1337-1413 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: Stephen Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria 1319-1375 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 1282-1347 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elisabeth Barcelona Duchess Bavaria 1310-1349 Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Frederick III King Sicily 1272-1337

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Capet Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria 1351-1381

Great x 2 GrandFather: Bernabò Visconti 1323-1385

Great x 3 GrandFather: Stephano Visconti 1287-1327

Great x 3 GrandMother: Valentina Doria

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beatrice Scala