The Tudor Dynasty

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The Tudor Dynasty and the impact on Britain’s history

The beginning

The Tudor dynasty began in 1485 after the War of Roses ended between the Lancastrains, which Henry VII the founder of the Tudor dynasty was from and the Plantagenets, and Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty was killed in battle.

The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (whose heraldic symbols were the "red" and the "white" rose, respectively) for the throne of England.

The Royal Tudors family tree traces the rise and the fall of the Plantagenet dynasty and the start of the Tudors dynasty with Owen Tudor. The Tudor family tree ends with Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I died childless, thus ending the famous dynasty of the Tudors, King James I 1603–1625 succeeded her, and the dynasty of the Stuarts. We will write about who the Tudors married and who the children were. Henry Tudor won the Battle of Bosworth Field defeated King Richard III in 1485, which started the House of Tudor.

The Dynasty family

Henry VII won the throne when he defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. He was known for restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after the political upheavals of the wars of the Roses. He founded a long-lasting dynasty and after a reign of nearly 24 years, was peacefully succeeded by his son, Henry VIII Henry VIII

England was Catholic at the time Henry VIII ascended the throne. Henry VIII had six wives, Katherine of Aragon the mother of Bloody Mary, Anne Boleyn the mother of Elizabeth I, Jane Seymour the mother of Edward VI, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr. The reason why these marriages ended was either because of they got divorced, beheaded, dead and one survived. Some believe that King Henry VIII died of Syphillis, but his cause of death has never been established. He had some kids with some of his wives, who became Kings and Queen. In that time females had not yet sat on the English throne. Henry therefore wanted to divorce her and remarry, so that he might have an heir to the throne. The Catholic Church opposed divorce and wouldn’t give Henry permission to divorce. He therefor banished the Catholic Church from England, and he himself became head of the English Church.

He also increased the power of the Navy and naval planning, which would become quite significant.

King Edward

King Edward VI was only 15 when he died, because of health issue and named Lady Jane Grey, as his heir and successor to the throne of England - Lady Jane Grey ruled for just 9 days, then she died because of high treason, she was sentenced to death and got beheaded.


Lady Jane Grey, also known as The Nine Days' Queen. Was an English noblewoman, before she came to sit on the throne from 10 July till July 1553. Lady Jane Grey had an excellent humanist education and a reputation as one of the most learned young women of her day. A committed Protestant; she was posthumously regarded as not only a political victim but also a martyr. Her claim to the throne is contested.

In 1546, when Jane was just 10 years old, when she was sent away to live with the 35-year-old Katherine Parr, who was married to King Henry VIII in 1543.

She got married May 21, which was an arranged marriage to Lord Guilford Dudley, son of the powerful Duke.

During her short reign, were Jane and Lord Guilford Dudley both charged with high treason. Both defendants were found guilty and sentenced to death. Jane had to choose whether she would be burned to death (the traditional English punishment for treason committed by women) at Tower Hill or beheaded in the Tower of London. Jane was only 16-17 years old when she executed

Mary I

Better known as ”Bloody Mary”. Mary was born on 18 February 1516 at the...
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