The Tudors

The Tudors – Bibliography

Anne Boleyn – Tudor History Anne of Cleves – Tudor History Catherine of Aragon – Tudor History Edward VI – Britannia Edward VI – Tudor History Lady Jane Grey – Jane Lambert Elizabeth I – Anniina Jokinen Elizabeth I –...

The Tudors – Elizabethan Poor Law 1601

Before the Reformation it had always been considered Christian duty to carry out the instructions laid down in Matthew chapter 25 – that all Christians shall: Feed the hungry Give drink to the thirsty Welcome the stranger Clothe the naked Visit the sick Visit...

The Tudors – The Spanish Armada

Background Shortly after Elizabeth’s accession to the throne of England, in 1559, a peace treaty was signed between England, France and Spain bringing peace to Europe. Without the burden of having to pay for a war, England became prosperous and in 1568...

The Tudors – Discoverers and Explorers

In the Tudor period Europeans began to explore the world more than ever before. Some of those who left their homeland and journeyed across the seas were looking for new lands and peoples to trade with, some were looking for better and quicker routes to China and...
The Tudors – Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

The Tudors – Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   Elizabeth I (1533-1603) became Queen of England in 1558 after her sister Mary...
The Tudors – Elizabeth – Portrait of a Queen

The Tudors – 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...
The Tudors – Bloody Mary Counter Reformation

The Tudors – Bloody Mary Counter Reformation

Mary I 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 restore Catholicism to England,...
The Tudors – Lady Jane Grey

The Tudors – Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey was born in October 1537. She was the daughter of Henry Grey and Frances Brandon, daughter of Henry VIII’s youngest sister, Mary. She was well educated and also a devout Protestant. At the age of 9 years she was sent to court under the protection...
The Tudors – Edward VI – Protestantism

The Tudors – Edward VI – Protestantism

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...
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