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The Tudors

by Mandy Barrow

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Tudor Timeline


Tudor Britain Timeline
1485 The War of the Roses ends at the Battle of Bosworth. Henry Tudor wins and is crowned Henry VII
1485-1509 Reign of King Henry VII ( See Henry Vlll's Timeline)
1492 Christopher Columbus discovered the West Indies
1497 John Cabot, the English explorer, discovered Newfoundland. He left Bristol on his ship, the Matthew, looking for a sea route to Asia. He ended up in North America, the first European to reach there since the Vikings.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovered Trinidad in the Caribbean Sea.
1499 A plague epidemic killed thousands of people in London.
1509 - 1547

Henry VII died and his son Henry VIII succeeded to the throne

1513 Henry VIII invaded France and King James IV of Scotland is killed at the battle of Flodden.
1524 Population of Britain 2.3 million. 6% of the population lived in towns. 3% in London
1528 Henry VIII sacks Cardinal Wolsey for failing to persuade the pope to grant him divorce.
1534 Henry VIII forms the 'Church of England'. Henry is confirmed as 'Supreme Head of the Church of England 'following a parliamentary Act of Supremacy
1535 Act of Union makes Wales part of England
1535 The first Bible printed in English is placed in Churches.

Dissolution of the Monasteries (Destruction or closure of 560 monasteries and religious houses)

1541 Population of Britain 2.7 million.
1542 Mary, Queen of Scots lays claim to the English throne
1544 Henry VIII invades northern France
1545 The French attempt to invade England and the Mary Rose sinks in Portsmouth harbour.

The reign of King Edward Vl. Many new schools and colleges founded.

1553-1558 Reign of Queen Mary Tudor
1558 Elizabeth I begins her 45 year reign
1561 Mary, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland
1567 Mary Queen of Scots gives throne of Scotland to James
1569 Population of Britain 3.2 million.

Sir Francis Drake sets sail for his first voyage to the West Indies

1577 Drake becomes the second person to go round the world
1585-1604 England and Spain at war
1587 Queen Elizabeth I executes Mary, Queen of Scots

The Armada fleet of Philip II of Spain attempts to invade England, but is defeated

1591 First performance of a play by William Shakespeare
1600 First British involvement in the Indian continent - East India Company formed.
Population of Britain just over 4 million. 10% of the population lived in towns.



Queen Elizabeth I died. King James of Scotland becomes the first Stuart king of England.
End of Tudor Times

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