House of Tudor was a European royal house of Welsh origin that ruled the Kingdom of England and its realms, including the Kingdom of Ireland, from 1485 until 1603. Its first monarch was Henry VII, a descendant of the House of Lancaster through his mother. The Tudor family rose to power in the wake of the War of the Roses, which left the House of Lancaster extinct. Henry was able to establish himself as a candidate not only of the supporters of the House of Lancaster but he also won the support of the House of York by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Henry IV. Their marriage represented the unification of the two houses under a new royal dynasty.
In total, there 5 ruling Tudor monarchs who ruled their domains for just over a century.
House of Tudor