Jasper Tudor

Jasper Tudor

Birth
Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield District, Hertfordshire, England
Death 21 Dec 1495 (aged 66)
Wales
Burial Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Memorial ID 71377883 · View Source
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Lord of Hatfield, Earl of Pembroke and 1st Duke of Bedford, honors which he gained, was stripped of, and was restored to during the turbulent last years of the War of the Roses.
He was a Lancastrian, knighted by his half-brother Henry VI on 25 Dec 1449, accepted into the Order of the Garter 27 Oct 1485.
He held positions of highest responsibility, including Privy Councillor to the King, High Steward of Oxford University, and Lord Deputy for Ireland. Yet when Henry VI went mad and was removed by the Yorkists in 1461 he was attainted and stripped of his Honors-- which he regained in 1479 after being instrumental in Henry's brief restoration.
Jasper fled to Brittany after the Battle of Barnet in 1471 and was again brought down-- but he had a genius for the unique kind of double-dealing endemic to the Age, the kind that establishes a real loyalty to one side and a contingent sort of acquiescence in unexpected good fortune enjoyed by the other. This kind of diplomacy doesn't rise to the level of treachery, and he was to regain his Honors and his high station once again.
After he helped arrange the marriage of his nephew Owen Tudor that ended the Dynastic Wars and created the Tudor dynasty of Henry VII, Jasper bore the crown of bride Elizabeth of York (Edward IV's daughter) at the Coronation.


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  • Created by: Bill Velde
  • Added: 15 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71377883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jasper Tudor (Nov 1429–21 Dec 1495), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71377883, citing Keynsham Abbey, Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Bill Velde (contributor 47500604) .