Henry VII statue arrives at birthplace
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Henry VII statue arrives at Pembroke birthplace

A Pembrokeshire town steeped in history is preparing to unveil a new bronze statue which commemorates its most famous son.

Henry VII - or Henry Tudor - was born at Pembroke Castle in 1457, the son of Margaret Beaufort and Edmund Tudor.

He went on to become the first Welshman to sit on the English throne.

The 8ft (2.4m) high bronze statue was delivered on Thursday and will be unveiled on the Mill Bridge in Pembroke during a ceremony on Saturday.

It was created by sculptor Harriet Addyman, who wanted to show a more youthful side to the king.

  • 08 Jun 2017
  • From the section Wales