Treaty of Medina del Campo 1489

Background Henry Tudor had succeeded to the English throne following the defeat of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in August 1485. His accession ended the 330 year rule of the Plantagenets … Read more

Why Did Henry VIII Have Six Wives?

Catherine of Aragon

Divorced, beheaded, died; Divorced beheaded survived The fate of Henry VIII’s six wives Henry VIII was King of England, Ireland and Wales from 1509 to 1547, during his reign he married six times. Two wives … Read more

Who Were The Tudor Nobility?

Jasper Tudor

A Summary of the most important Tudor nobles The Tudor nobility were those whose rank placed them below the monarch but above the common people. The titles held by the Tudor nobility were hierarchical – … Read more

What was England like in 1500?

London 1500

Population In 1500 the population of England was about 3 million. Due to yearly outbreaks of plague and sickness the population stayed at about this number. There was a general shortage of labourers which meant … Read more

How did the Tudor Rose come about?

Tudor Conflict

In the fifteenth century, there was a power struggle between rival descendants of Edward III. The conflict between them is known as the Wars of the Roses. The descendants of John of Gaunt were Lancastrians … Read more