The age of the Tudors was one of the most exciting periods in British history. There are arguments to both agree and to disagree with the statement about tudor life and in this essay I hope to give strong detailed arguments for both sides and give my personal opinion in the conclusion.
Firstly the Tudors were a very religious person which disagrees with the argument that they were uncivilised as religion plays a crucial role in any society. However it was chaotic to a certain extent because Henry broke with Rome as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. This was a small part of what’s known as the reformation where Henry tried to reform the English church. When this failed he instead founded protestant churches because he wanted churches to be more organized and make worshipping simpler. Henry however was not a protestant and believed in catholic ways of worship but would not obey the pope. This led to a catholic uprising and Henry had 200 catholic leaders executed which is another strong argument that Tudor times were chaotic and uncivilised.
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Before the reformation most schools were run by the church with the priests as teachers. These were shut as the monasteries closed and in their place came grammar schools founded by wealthy merchants. Also most pupils were boys as few girls were educated. Boys of ‘ordinary’ families had to learn a trade such as printing or carpentry. Instead of going to school they spent at least seven years as apprentices whereas most girls became servants. Science also played a role in Tudor society. New ideas and machines helped industry to grow rapidly. Coal became the main fuel in the making of glass, bricks and iron. Copper was also mined and made into brass for