All About History: Book of the Tudors (2015)

All About History: Book of the Tudors (2015)

Language: English

Pages: 164

ISBN: 3598201990

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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Discover the legendary period of British history and the people who shaped it

On Bosworth field in 1485 the feud that had caused bloodshed and battle for three decades came to an end. The victor was the last hope of the Lancastrians, Henry Tudor. In this book, you'll get the full picture of how Henry's Tudor dynasty cemented its place in history, from the red-soaked fields of the War of the Roses, to the string of Tudor monarchs, to what everyday life was like for the lowly population. Packed with beautiful illustrations and insights into the period, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the most legendary period of English history.


Battle for the throne - Find out how the War of the Roses came to be and the key battles that decided its victors
The key figures - From Henry VII to Elizabeth, by way of Henry VIII's wives and Thomas Cromwell, get to know the key Tudor players
Tudor life - See what life was like for everyday folk as well as the upper classes in the Tudor period
Change & Legacy - From religious to artistic revolution, discover how the period has affected life to the present day

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having the queen he lusted after, Henry realised that a Europe united against him was dangerous” in Europe finally resolved itself in 1529 with the Treaty of Cambrai. However, Henry’s determination to end his marriage had made enemies out of his old allies. Francis offered to plead his case to the new Pope Clement, but he was more concerned with cementing his own alliance with the Holy See. Anne Boleyn’s pregnancy pushed Henry into taking decisive action and his marriage to Catherine was annulled

to the open to foreign trade. rolled by, thanks English crown. Within days, he Henry VII sought intellect to further world and a strong army had landed at among his courtiers, with exploration a Welsh port. Richard III had no literature and music coming to choice but to send 12,000 troops to dominate. The king surrounded meet them. himself with poets and sculptors – The two sides met at Bosworth in England among them Pietro Torrigiano, who created a on 22 August 1485 and they were drawn into a

forming arched roofs over the stinking somewhere between a third and half died streets and enclosing the stench. Citizens slopped before they reached 16. Life could be a short, their night-buckets out into the open sewers brutish struggle, especially for those born beneath, which drained along channels thick with without wealth or privilege, but if they managed lice, fleas and black rats, dragging discarded and to survive to their late teens, then the chances rotting rubbish with them. The

brother, Arthur. But after Arthur died stunned, but such was his obsession of the sweating sickness in 1502, it with her that he consulted his was decided – apparently in a bid After marrying advisers about the possibility of to avoid the repayment of her a divorce from Catherine. With dowry – that she would marry Anne Boleyn in Anne as his wife, he reasoned, Henry. Somewhat ironically, this secret, Henry needed he would appease God and union depended on the pope to move quickly secure an heir to

dissolution, with valuables taken from the building. After the last abbot, Hugh Cook Faringdon, was hanged, drawn and quartered for treason, the buildings of the abbey were extensively looted, with lead and glass stolen for use elsewhere. Syon Abbey After one of its monks, Richard Reynolds, went to great lengths to deny Henry’s supremacy over the English Church, Syon Abbey became the focus of particular vengeance for Henry. After the monastery finally surrendered to the king in 1539, the abbey

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