When did the Tudors rule?
Tudor England is a period from 1485 to 1603.
Who were the Tudors and where did they rule?
The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England for 118 years.
The Tudor Monarchs
King Henry vii
Henry vii was the first Tudor king. He reigned from 1485 – 1509, for 24 years. He was the great- great-great grandson of Edward III. Henry Tudor became the king after defeating Richard III in 1485 at the battle of Bosworth.
King Henry viii
Henry viii was the 2nd son of Henry vii and Elizabeth of York. He was the second monarch of Tudor’s house. He ruled from 1509 to 1547 Henry married six times. He married Catherine of Aragon in 1509 and then divorced her in 1533; they had one daughter, Mary. Henry then married Anne Boleyn who was pregnant in 1533; she gave him another daughter, Elizabeth, but was executed for infidelity in May 1536. He married Jane Seymour in the same month, who later died giving birth to Henry's only son, Edward, in October 1536. Jane was his favourite wife. In January 1540, Henry arranged a marriage with Anne of Cleves, after viewing a portrait of her by Hans Holbein's. He married her but found her ugly and later divorced her. In July 1540 he married Catherine Howard. She was then executed in March 1542 for infidelity. Henry married Catherine Parr in 1543. She was his last wife. She died a year after Henry.
King Edward VI
King Edward VI was the third monarch of Tudor’s House. He became a monarch at 9 years of age after his father died. His uncle Edward Seymour became the Lord Protector. During his reign Edward and his advisers made changes to Church services and a new English Prayer book was introduced.
Queen Mary I
Queen Mary I became the queen in 1553 and ruled England and Ireland until her death in 1553. She was the only surviving child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Edward VI who was the king before her was her half-brother. Before Edward died he tried to...
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