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Five hundred years ago the world was a very different place. We were only just realizing that America existed and we had no idea about Australia. England (including the Principality of Wales) and Scotland were separate kingdoms, each with their own royal family.

When was the Tudor period?

The Tudor reign lasted from from 1485 to 1603.

Who were the Tudors?

The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England and Wales from 1485 to 1603 - one of the most exciting periods of British history.

How long did the Tudors rule?

They ruled for 118 years and during their reign encouraged new religious ideas, overseas exploration and colonisation.

Henry VII 1485 - 1509

Henry VIII 1509 - 1547

Edward VI 1547 - 1553

Jane Grey 1553 - 1553

Mary I 1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I 1558 - 1603

Tudor England had two of the strongest monarchs ever to sit on the English throne:Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.

The Tudors ruled England from 1485 to 1603.

The first Tudor king was Henry Vll. He became king after the battle of Bosworth field, which ended the War of the Roses. He was followed by his son, Henry Vlll, who was famous for marrying six times and beheading two of his wives! His son, Edward Vl ruled after him, followed by his daughters Mary l and Elizabeth l.

They are famous for many things, including the Henry VIII and his six wives, the exploration of America and the plays of William Shakespeare.

During the sixteenth century, England emerged from the medieval world. It was a time of great change, most notably it marked the end of the Catholic church in England. Great naval exploits began the great English seafaring tradition.

Life had many problems. Towns were becoming overcrowded, roads were muddy tracks and travelling was difficult. The overcrowding caused danger from fire and disease.

During 118 years of Tudor rule, England became richer than ever before. As the country became wealthier, towns grew, beautiful houses were built and schools and colleges were set up. Arts and crafts flourished too. England was home to great painters, writers and musicians.

Tonbridge during the Tudor Times

 

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