The Tudors

Articles on the most important figures of the Tudor era in England and a description of the times


Tudors

The Tudors – Overview of the Royal Dynasty

The Tudors are one of the most remarkable dynasties in English history. Henry VII, of Welsh origin, successfully ended the Wars of Roses and founded the House of Tudor.  He, his son Henry VIII, and his three children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I ruled for 118...

The Tudors – The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katherine Parr Divorced, beheaded, died; Divorced beheaded survived This popular rhyme tells of the fate of Henry VIII’s six wives Catherine of Aragon – Henry VIII’s...

Tudor and Stuart Timeline

The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of their reigns This article is part of our larger resource on the Tudors culture, society, economics, and warfare. Click here for our comprehensive article on the...

Timeline – The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs

A detailed Timeline showing the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of their reigns. NEXT This article is part of our larger resource on the Tudors culture, society, economics, and warfare. Click here for our comprehensive article on the...

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 –...
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The Tudors – Tudor and Stuart Timeline

The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of their reigns. This article is part of our larger resource on the Tudors culture, society, economics, and warfare. Click here for our comprehensive article on the...

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 Elizabeth...

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...
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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 died. She was the...
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