Elizabeth – Portrait of a Queen

Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558 after the death of her sister, Mary. She needed to win the support of her people, both Catholics and Protestants, and those who believed that a woman could not rule a country by herself. One of the best ways for a...
British Monarchy – Bloody Mary – Counter Reformation

British Monarchy – Bloody Mary – Counter Reformation

Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, has the misfortune of being remembered as ‘Bloody Mary’. The nickname implies that she was hated throughout the land for the burning of Protestants in her bid to...
British Monarchy – Edward VI – Protestantism

British Monarchy – Edward VI – Protestantism

Accession Edward VI was just nine years old when his father died and he became King. His father had made provision for a Regency government comprised of 16 trusted men. However, Edward’s uncle, Edward Seymour, seized the regency for himself and the title...

British Monarchy – Tudor Monarchs

The Tudors reigned from 1485 until 1603. There were 5 crowned monarchs and Lady Jane Grey reigned as Queen for just 9 days. The Tudor kings and queens were very powerful and they are noted for the numbers of people executed during the period. Henry VII came to the...

British Monarchy – King Stephen Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 1096/97 Birth A son, Stephen, was born to Stephen, Count Palatine of Blois, Brie, Chartres and Meaux and his wife Adela, daughter of William I and Matilda of Flanders at Blois, France. 1125 Marriage Stephen, count of Blois, married...
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