The Tudors and Stuarts

Eventually Pembroke Castle passed into the hands of a new Earl, Henry VI's half-brother Jasper Tewdwr. He was the first to make it more of a home than a fortress, embellishing the domestic buildings with fireplaces and a fine oriel window.During the Wars of the Roses Jasper's 15 year-old sister-in-law, Margaret, was sent to Pembroke Castle for her safety.

There she gave birth to a son Henry Tewdwr, who later defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field to became the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty.Henry VII, although he spent his childhood at Pembroke, never returned to Wales as king. He did however create his son, Henry Prince of Wales, Earl of Pembroke.