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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of England (1485–1509) and founder of the Tudor line. Head of the house of Lancaster, he defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field (1485) and was proclaimed king. In 1486 Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, thereby uniting the houses of York and Lancaster.

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  • noun first Tudor king of England from 1485 to 1509; head of the house of Lancaster in the War of the Roses; defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field and was proclaimed king; married the daughter of Edward IV and so united the houses of York and Lancaster (1457-1509)
  • noun King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1275-1313)

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