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Quick Facts about the Tudors Era History

While you can see detailed information about the Tudors on this website, if you are looking for 10 facts about Tudors, this should get you started.

Quick Facts about the Tudors Era History

  • Tudor Fact #1: The Tudors were of the Welsh origin. Henry VII was the 1st Tudor King. He was the son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort. His father was of the Welsh royal family. His mother was a descendent of King Edward III.
  • Tudor Fact #2: Tudors reigned over England from 1485-1603. The Tudor established their rule in England when Henry VII defeated King Richard the third in the battle of Bosworth Field.
  • Tudor Fact #3: Rose was the family emblem of the Tudor family. It also represented the coming together of Houses of York and Lancaster who had been at war for several years.
  • Tudor Fact #4: Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, who was the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. This marriage was essentially a settlement to firmly establish Tudor control in England.
  • Tudor Fact #5: Henry VII was succeeded by his second son Henry VIII.
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
  • Tudor Fact #6: Henry VIII had 6 wives. Princess Mary was born from his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Princess Elizabeth was born out of his second marriage to Anne Boleyn. Both Mary and Elizabeth, later on, ruled over England.
  • Tudor Fact #7: However, both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn were executed.
  • Tudor Fact #8: Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII. She was the only wife who gave birth to a son who they named Edward VI, thus ending the long desire of Henry VIII to have a male heir to the throne.
  • Tudor Period Fact #9: After his death, Henry VIII was rested next to Jane Seymour in Windsor Castle. Edward VI became the King, but his rule did not last for a long time as he passed away at a young age of 15 years.
  • Tudor Period Fact #10: Mary of Scots became the 1st Queen of the Tudor reign. She was also popular by the name of ‘Bloody Mary’ owing to the numerous Protestant executions that took place during her reign.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
  • Tudor Period Fact #11: When Elizabeth ascended the throne after the execution of Queen Mary, the Protestants had begun gaining power. Queen Elizabeth was the Head of the Church and she ruled for around 45 years
  • Tudor Period Fact #12: With the demise of Queen Elizabeth, the long tenure of Tudor dynasty came to an end in 1603.
  • Tudor Period Fact #13: During her reign, Elizabeth I faced a lot of opposition from the Catholic church of England who tried to overthrow her and put Mary, Queen of Scots in her place who was a Catholic.
  • Tudor Period Fact #14: It was during Elizabeth’s reign that art and culture flourished in England and the Renaissance, in its sense begun.
  • Tudor Period Fact #15: Geographical explorations also reached its height during Elizabeth’s reign and colonisation of different places begun. New trade opened up and overseas business florished.

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