The Tudors

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


The Tudors – Tudor Costume

The Tudors – Tudor Costume

 Early Tudor Costume Men Men’s clothing gave them a square shape. they wore short doublets over their hose and the shoulders of their coat were cut wide. It was fashionable for their sleeves to be slashed and their flat hats were often decorated with...

The Tudors – Food

Food could not be transported, nor could it be frozen. The Tudors therefore relied on fresh food. The menu below shows what the rich people would have eaten. Poor people would have eaten a herb-flavoured soup called pottage which would be served with bread. A...
The Tudors – Society

The Tudors – Society

During the Tudor period people were grouped in a hierarchical system with the King at the top. The nearer to the top of the system you were, the richer you were. If you were born poor there was little chance of you becoming rich. People were taught by the church that...
The Tudors – Monarchs

The Tudors – 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 Tudors – The Wars of the Roses

The Tudors – The Wars of the Roses

Henry VII (1457 – 1509) was the first Tudor monarch. His claim to the throne was not strong and he became king after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Henry’s success on the battlefield ended the Wars of the Roses that had...
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