In around 1535 (following Henry VIII's break from Rome and marriage to his second wife, Anne Boleyn, but before he relieved her of the burden that was her head), Henry was in desperate need of cash. In a continuation of his attack on Roman Catholicism, Henry launched a campaign against the monasteries which would result … Continue reading Catching the Clergy in the Act
Who invented fractions? Henry the 1/8th
The Wyatt rebellion broke out for a variety of reasons. It is difficult to get to the heart of the causes due to the unreliability of the historical evidence surrounding the events; for instance, contemporary propaganda or varying motives of the rebels. Despite this, it is easy to establish three main causes of the rebellion: … Continue reading What caused the Wyatt rebellion?
The Wyatt rebellion failed for a combination of reasons including the actions of Mary (remaining calm and level-headed), the failings of Wyatt's army and other factors. The most significant reason as to why Wyatt's rebellion failed was the actions of the Queen. During the rebellion, Mary kept her cool and refused to leave London or … Continue reading The failure of the Wyatt rebellion
To a certain extent, Mary I's religious changes were significant in that she managed to alter the country in the five years that she held the crown. She did not aspire to satisfy anyone, but, dedicatedly aimed to revert England to Catholicism in order to honour her mother and follow her true faith. Mary's changes … Continue reading To what extent were the religious developments put in place during the reign of Mary I significant, in light of those of the rest of the Tudor period?
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Thought these were pretty funny so I thought I'd share them with you! Can you even imagine a Tudor Cosmo?