Does anyone know the influential characters affecting Tudor Wales and in particular the common people of the day?This is to see how powerful individuals of both English and Welsh origin affected...

Does anyone know the influential characters affecting Tudor Wales and in particular the common people of the day?

This is to see how powerful individuals of both English and Welsh origin affected the future of Wales at the time of The Act of Union?

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It was a family affair between England and Wales as far back as 1272. King Edward I of the Plantagenet English Dynasty conquered North Wales thus establishing the eduring connection between the two lands. It was not until The War of The Roses between the Houses of York and Lancaster at The Battle of Bosworth Field that the influencial characters take their positions. Henry Tudor of Lancaster defeated Richard III of York thus ending the Plantagenet Dynasty, and reigning in the Tudor Dynasty. He was named King Henry the VII soon after the defeat. He married Elizabeth of York thus joining the two families together and producing the future King Henry the VIII. As for the common people of Wales, The Act of Union 1536-1543 were a series of act by Parliament to establish English domination over Wales. Many Welsh people today still resent the mandate regarding language, by law English is the official language of Wales.

Some influencial people during that period, not in any particular order:

1. The Prince of Wales Llywelyn

2. Ednyfed Fychan

3. Henry III

4. Edward I

4 Edward II

5. John of Gaunt

6. Richard II

7. Margaret Beaufort

8. Edward IV

9. Richard III

10. Elizabeth of York

11. Henry Tudor

12. Henry VIII

13. The Duke of Buckingham

14. William Stanley