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Who were the Tudors?

When was the Tudor era?


The house of Tudor reigned from 1485 to 1603.

How did Tudor rule start?

Five hundred years back, Britain and the world was quite different. Americas were discovered in 1492 and
Australia was unknown. England, Principality of Wales and Scotland were separate kingdoms and each had their
own royal family.

From 1154 to 1485 Plantagenet family ruled England. In the 1450s, the Wars of the Roses (as called) broke
out between two rival branches of the family (Yorkists and the Lancastrians). The Wars of the Roses ended in
1485 when Henry Tudor killed the last Plantagenet king Richard III in battle. He became King Henry VII, the
first Tudor ruler.

This house of Tudors ruled until 1603, and had two of England’s most well-known monarchs, Henry VIII and
Elizabeth I.

Who were the Tudors?

Tudor’s was a Welsh-English family

How long was the Tudors rule?

Tudors ruled for 118 years from 1485 to 1603

What are names of Tudor Monarchs?

Henry VII 1485 – 1509

Henry VIII 1509 – 1547

Edward VI 1547 – 1553

Jane Grey 1553 – 1553

Mary I 1553 – 1558

Elizabeth I 1558 – 1603

When did the Tudors rule England?

The Tudors ruled England from 1485 to 1603.

Who was the first Tudor king / Queen?

The first Tudor ruler was a king. His name was Henry VII. He became king after the battle of Bosworth field,
which ended the War of the Roses. Henry Viii followed him as king. His son, Edward Vi ruled after him,
followed by Lady Jane Grey, also known as Lady Jane Dudley and as “the Nine Days’ Queen” then by his
daughters Mary i and the Elizabeth i. Elizabeth i was the last Tudor ruler.

Why are the Tudors famous?

Tudors are known for many things such as Henry VIII and his six wives, the exploration of America during
this time, Elizabeth 1st, end of the Catholic church in England, English seafaring & exploration and the one
Mr. William Shakespeare.

What was it like living during the Tudor times?

Life was very difficult. No clean water, muddy streets, overcrowded towns, diseases, difficult travelling.
However, culture, literature, theaters. exploring world were some of the great achievements.

What was contribution of Tudor’s to Britain?

Tudors left a great legacy. England became rich, towns expanded, new houses were built, schools and colleges
were set up. Art and craft flourished. Painters, writers, musicians, enriched our lives forever.

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