The Tudors Workbook 1
This is the first in a series of workbooks that will cover the period of English history between 1485 and 1714. The series looks at two major dynasties of the British monarchy, the Tudors and the Stuarts. Ironically, the Tudors were not part of the previous English Anglo-Norman line, but from Wales, a minor Celtic principality. The Stuarts were from the rival kingdom of Scotland. The period marks the important change from medieval England to modern Great Britain, and was an important stage in the development of the British constitutional monarchy. It was during this period that the foundations of America were laid, first by sea-faring adventurers, then by Christian settlers who wanted to escape from the religious oppression imposed by British monarchs.
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This section looks at the profound changes that took place at the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth. On August 22, 1485, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth, which ended what were called the “Wars of the Roses,”a series of civil wars between Lancaster and York. The battle started a period of immense upheaval in England that led to changes in religion, government, and eventually to the establishment of the first British Empire in newly discovered North America.