Why Did Henry VIII Have Six Wives?

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 were divorced, two executed, one died and one out-lived Henry. But why did he have so many wives? This article … Read more

Who Were The Tudor Kings and Queens?

There were a total of six Tudor kings and queens, but only five of them were crowned. They are arguably the most famous and popular of  the British monarchs, ruling over a period of great change in culture, philosophy and religion. The Tudor kings and queens were devout, educated and powerful people. They promoted their … Read more

King Henry VII 1457 – 1509 Biography

  King Henry VII was the first Tudor monarch. He came to the throne in 1485 after winning the Battle of Bosworth Field. His reign laid the foundation for the Tudor dynasty. Background King Henry VII was born on 28th January 1457 at Pembroke Castle, Wales. His mother was thirteen year old Margaret Beaufort, daughter … Read more

Why Did Queen Elizabeth I Have So Many Portraits Painted?

  People That Shaped Elizabeth’s Character Early Childhood Elizabeth had had a turbulent childhood. For the first three years of her life she was the Princess of the court. Then her mother, Anne Boleyn, had been executed for treason. Elizabeth was declared illegitimate after her parent’s marriage had been pronounced invalid. Although she had lived … Read more

Margaret Tudor 1489 – 1541

  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 grandmother. She was the couple’s second surviving child, her brother Arthur had been born in 1486.  Margaret was christened two … Read more