Tudor Archbishops of Canterbury

Thomas Bourchier

There were nine Tudor Archbishops of Canterbury. All were influential during the period. 1454 – 1486 – Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (1411 – 1486) Thomas Bourchier was born around 1411, the son of William Bourchier and … 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

Lady Jane Grey 1537 – 1554

Lady Jane Grey

Early Life Lady Jane Grey was born in October 1537. She was the eldest daughter of Henry Grey and Frances Brandon. Frances was Henry VIII’s niece, the daughter of his sister Mary and her second … Read more

Richard Empson 1450 – 1510

Richard Empson

Richard Empson was the son of Peter Empson and Elizabeth Joseph. His exact date of birth is not known but he is believed to have been born around 1450 in Towcester, Northamptonshire. Education and Work … Read more

Edmund Dudley 1462 – 1510

Edmund Dudley

Edmund Dudley was the son of Sir John Dudley of Atherington and Elizabeth Bramshott. He was born around the year 1462 in West Sussex. Education and Work Details of Dudley’s early education are not recorded … Read more

Margaret Tudor 1489 – 1541

Margaret Tudor

  Childhood Margaret Tudor was born on 28th November 1489 at the Palace of Westminster. She was the eldest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York  and was named after Margaret Beaufort, her paternal … Read more

Jasper Tudor 1431 – 1495

Jasper Tudor

  Jasper Tudor was the uncle of King Henry VII and played an important role in aiding his accession to the throne and the founding of the Tudor dynasty. Childhood Jasper was born in 1431 … Read more

Edmund Tudor 1430 – 1456

Edmund Tudor

  Edmund Tudor was the father of King Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty. Childhood Edmund was born in 1430 to Catherine of Valois and Owen Tudor. Catherine was the widow of King Henry … Read more

Elizabeth of York 1466 – 1503

Elizabeth of York

  Elizabeth of York was the daughter of King Edward IV. She married Henry Tudor after he defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field and became King. Their marriage ended the War of the Roses. She … Read more

Arthur Tudor 1486 – 1502

Prince Arthur

  Early Life Arthur Tudor was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York at St Swithun’s Priory, Winchester, on 20th September 1486. Arthur was named after the legendary King Arthur to reinforce the lineage … Read more

Perkin Warbeck 1474 – 1499

Perkin Warbeck

  Early Life The origins of the pretender Perkin Warbeck are not known for sure. Historians have used information from the confession he made in 1497 to piece together his early life. Perkin Warbeck stated … Read more