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The Tudors

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

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

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 India. Christopher Columbus…


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 monarch to win support…


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 of Katherine…


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 'Protector of all the realms and dominions of the King's…

wives of Henry VIII

The Tudors: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

For more information on the wives of Henry VIII and other counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.     The Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katherine Parr Keeping track of…

The Tudors – Protestant or Catholic?

Protestants and Catholics had very different ideas about religion. Their different ideas are compared below Protestant During the period 1500-1700 Protestants could practice their religion freely during the following dates: 1547-1553 1558-1700 Churches Churches should be plain, not decorated, so that people can concentrate on what the minister is saying.…

Break with Rome Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information  1517 Martin Luther 95 thesis  Luther made a protest against the Catholic practice of Indulgences. Luther gained support for his ideas and Europe became split between Luther's supporters (Protestants) and the Catholics.  Oct 1521 Fidei Defensor  A book, 'Septum Sacramentorum', written by Henry VIII which spoke…


The Tudors – The Reformation

The Reformation began when a German named Martin Luther criticised the power and practices of the Catholic Church. In 1517 he listed 95 grievances against the Catholic Church and nailed them to the door of the church in Wittenburg. The Pope was very cross and excommunicated him. However, many people agreed with his criticisms and joined…


Tudor Entertainment: Amusement in the Royal Courts

Tudor Entertainment: What did the Tudors do for fun? The modern world is filled with ready-made entertainment - television, computers, music centers, etc. Before the entertainment economy was developed, in the Tudor period people had to make their own form entertainment. Hours of work were long and without electric light…


The Tudors – Market Place

The Tudor market place was the place that the Tudors went to buy the things that they needed such as food and clothing. People who had something to sell would set themselves and their goods in the market square and wait for people to come and buy their goods. In…

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