“The Tudors and Pembroke” – a talk by Linda Asman

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On Tuesday 14th March 2017, at Crundale Community Hall, Linda Asman, Chairman of Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society, told us of the ancestors of Henry VII. She had travelled in North Wales, in search of early Tudor sites, carrying with her a model of the statue of the king.  Linda went on to describe the birth of Henry Tudor, at Pembroke Castle, in 1457, his boyhood spent in South Wales, before exile in Brittany, his return to Dale in 1485 , the march to Bosworth, and his coronation as Henry VII, on the battle field, after Richard III was killed.

Following a local fundraising campaign, and with the support of Pembroke Town Council, a statue of Henry VII will be unveiled on the bridge below the castle, in Pembroke, on June 10th 2017.

To read Jim Price’s more detailed report on the talk click Linda Asman Talk 14th March 17

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This photo shows Jim Price (Vice Chairman PNTA) on the left, with our speaker, Linda Asman on the right.

The top photo is of the stained glass window, by Kempe, at St Mary’s Church, Pembroke, showing King Henry VII.