The Tudors

In this section of the website, we will be looking at the Kings and Queens of the Tudor dynasty, who ruled England from 1485 to 1603 - 118 years in total.

Click on the links below to continue.

Henry VII and the Wars of the Roses (1485 - 1509)

Henry VIII and his six wives (1509 - 1547)

Edward VI (1547 - 1553)

Mary Tudor (1553 - 1558)

Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603)

Tudor Banbury

The Tudors - excellent activity from the National Archives using historical documents as evidence.

Primary Sources - original letters, poetry and accounts of the Tudor monarchs and their lives.

Elizabethan Costuming Page - absolutely everything you need to know about dress in Tudor times.

Introduction to the Tudors - a Powerpoint presentation so keep clicking to advance.

Tudor Wordsearches - this page has links to many wordsearches, all based around the Tudors.

Tudor Crosswords - as above but with crosswords.

The Tudors - excellent introductory site to all things Tudor.

The Age of the Monasteries - interactive site with lots of actiivities covering monasteries from 1066 until the Dissolution.

Voices from the past - read the account given by Columbus of his first sight of the Americas in 1492.

Tudor letters - read letters written by Princess Elizabeth, Kathryn Howard and more.

Virtual Tour of a Tudor Rectory House - tour a former Rectory house in Hackney as it would have been in 1605.

Tudor Architecture - including palaces and halls.

Tudor History.org - brilliant site dedicated to all things Tudor. Not written specifically for children.

Shakespeare's Will - read the last will and testament of our most famous playright.

Tudor Religious Changes - ride the Tudor rollercoaster to see how religion changed during their reign.

Explore an Elizabethan Room - reconstruction of a luxurious room (needs Quicktime)

Tudor Street Game - walk down a Tudor street and choose the odd one out...

Dress the Tudors - BBC site where you can choose to dress a Tudor man or woman.

Kings and Queens timeline - interactive timeline from the BBC. For Tudors, slect the icon of Elizabeth from the top right hand panel, then use to scroll bar along the bottom.

Tudor Exploration - learn about Tudor explorers and their adventures in this interactive National Maritime Museum site.

 

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