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

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

Tudor Money and Finance

A Tudor Shilling

  Coinage Tudor money was in the form of coins and there were no paper notes. At the beginning of the Tudor period,  the coins in existence were: a silver penny, a groat which was … Read more

Tudor Sports

Tudor Tennis

Tudor sports were not a regular feature of life for the ordinary people. They worked long hours, often from sun up to sun down, and went to bed when it got dark.  In 1512 Henry … Read more