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All About History: Book of the Tudors (2015)

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Discover the mythical interval of British background and the folk who formed it

On Bosworth box in 1485 the feud that had prompted bloodshed and conflict for 3 many years got here to an finish. The victor used to be the final wish of the Lancastrians, Henry Tudor. during this booklet, you'll get the entire photograph of ways Henry's Tudor dynasty cemented its position in background, from the red-soaked fields of the struggle of the Roses, to the string of Tudor monarchs, to what way of life used to be like for the lowly inhabitants. filled with appealing illustrations and insights into the interval, this can be the proper advisor for somebody who desires to extend their wisdom of the main mythical interval of English historical past.

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conflict for the throne - learn how the battle of the Roses got here to be and the main battles that determined its victors
the major figures - From Henry VII to Elizabeth, when it comes to Henry VIII's better halves and Thomas Cromwell, get to understand the major Tudor players
Tudor existence - See what lifestyles used to be like for daily folks in addition to the higher periods within the Tudor period
switch & Legacy - From spiritual to inventive revolution, realize how the interval has affected existence to the current day

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924 CE), it is believed that Ælfweard ruled for a matter of weeks and wasn’t even officially crowned. CB Fry A true maverick, CB Fry proudly represented England in football, cricket and athletics. He was also a gifted scholar and a politician. What he is most famous for, though, is being asked to become King of Albania in 1920, which he politely declined. Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia ARTHUR TUDOR PRINCE OF WALES English, 19 September 1486 – 2 April 1502 The first-born son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Arthur Prince of Wales was the first great hope of the Tudor dynasty.

They were put on show-trials and promptly executed just days later. Soon Margaret herself was taken prisoner, and her husband Henry VI died in suspicious circumstances in his London cell. It looked to all that the Lancastrian threat had finally passed, and the wars would be over. “He was bent on taking back the crown he had only recently lost” 30 Rough terrain The battle was fought within a valley strewn with hedgerows, banks and treelines. This made the fighting all the more difficult, but also provided ample opportunity to remain concealed, and attempt a surprise attack, as the Duke of Somerset did.

As Henry was first and foremost interested in securing his throne, he mostly pursued a strategy of peace with France but did launch a small invasion in 1492 which led to the Treaty of Étaples, the terms of which helped to swell Henry’s coffers. Power of the nobles In England many noble families were very powerful and possessed land and armies that could potentially challenge the king. Henry used two main tools to limit their power: taxation and the Court of the Star Chamber. The court operated unusually quickly for the time and would act against those so powerful that ordinary courts wouldn’t convict them.

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