This day in history for October 27

Catherine of Valois

On this day in history....Catherine of Valois was born in Paris to her father, King Charles VI of France and her mother, Isabella of Bavaria.

Catherine wed Henry V in 1420 and was crowned as Queen of England in 1421. Sadly Henry V died in 1422 never meeting his son, Henry VI.

The marriage of King Henry V & Catherine of Valois

Catherine wed again, this time secretly, to Owen ap Maredudd ap Tudur of Wales in the early 1430's. Together they had 4 children with only three living to adulthood - Edmund, Jasper, and Owen. Owen became a monk, Jasper married Katherine Woodville and was father to Richard Woodville (1st Earl Rivers) and Edmund married Lady Margaret Beaufort and fathered King Henry VII.

King Henry VII

Catherine died after childbirth on January 3, 1427 and is interred at Westminster Abbey.


  1. Boy, that Valois nose was a humdinger, wasn't it? ;)

  2. Yah - plastic surgeons would have made a fortune back then!!!


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