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    The Tudor Dynasty ruled England for more than a century with many powerful leaders. Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, was the most successful and powerful of the Tudors, and also a strong female monarch. Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533 to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. As a child, Elizabeth lived apart from her parents at the Royal Palace of Hatfield, where she was exposed to education and politics at a young age. When she was only two years old, her mother was executed on erroneous charges of witchcraft, adultery, and incest. Throughout her childhood, her father married four more times, each marriage (except the last) ending bitterly through divorce or execution. After Henry VIII’s death in 1547, Elizabeth became third in line…

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    As ruler, Henry’s foreign policy interests were centered in Western Europe, specifically Spain and France, as well as the Holy Roman Empire. Henry had family ties to all three nations, his wife was the daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon, his sister Mary was married to Louis XII of France, and his wife Catherine’s nephew was the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V . His alliances with these nations shifted however. However it was the second half of Henry’s reign that left a prominent mark on England. In…

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    Lust, Power, Greed, or Religion: Why Did Henry VIII Break With Rome? Henry VIII broke with Rome and therefore became the head of The Church Of England in 1534. He passed the Act Of Supremacy by declaring that he was the head of the Church of England, not the Pope. Many historians believe that power- his desire for a male heir and making the Tudor line as strong as possible- was the reason Henry was led to break with Rome. Other factors that have been considered are lust, greed and religion- his…

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    She originally was not destined to rule the throne, for she was a disappointment to her father for her gender. Elizabeth, however came to power after the first two deaths of her siblings. She followed her mother faith in becoming Protestant, which helped her remain neutral in forging affairs. She was the only Tudor left in the dynasty even if she was officially considered a bastard. Nonetheless, she chose to remain unmarried for power and to avoid the same faith her mother had suffered. In the…

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    As a female ruler and Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I had to prove herself worthy of her throne throughout her entire reign. She inherited from her predecessors a kingdom divided over religious matters, and she had to impose Protestantism as the kingdom 's official religion.1 Her failure to marry and the uncertainty of her succession proved to be additional challenges to her reign.2 Under such circumstances, she had to carefully construct her royal image, to ensure her subjects ' loyalty. As the…

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    Tudor Project Essay By: Abigail Bingham The Tudor Dynasty was a very famous dynasty during the European Reformation. The monarchy was different and very diverse from other dynasties. They did a lot for Europe in many ways. They gained power, wealth, and land. They also established a church and started the Act of Supremacy. They became involved in a lot of secular and nonsecular affairs. The Tudor Dynasty was the influence and guide for Europe at the time. The topics that are the most important…

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    Queen Elizabeth 1 Summary

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    new twist to other history books on Elizabeth by focusing on less formal and more personal aspects of her life which makes the book an interesting read even for people that are not incredibly interested in history. In chapter two of the book it starts talking about the idea of courtships over the course of Elizabeth’s life opening up with the idea that she had a constant battle between her public and private life. She had presented herself as the Virgin Queen which is what made her very popular…

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    saying, “The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage.” However the relationship between King Henry VIII of England and his daughter, future Mary I of England clearly displayed the opposite. Mary was a political hostage to her father for the thirty-one out of forty-two years that she lived. The hostility between Henry and Mary did not just interfere with their personal relationship, but ended up drastically effecting Mary’s reign. Many believe Henry VIII was a terrible king, but…

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    Question 1: Theme: Religious Change and reformation The Tudor period is often known for its religious changes. Religion was changed dramatically through the Tudor period from Catholicism to Henry Catholicism to Protestantism to Catholicism to Protestantism. With each new monarch to the throne, England was on edge as to what the new religion would be. The foundations that led to such a change in religion began with the reigns of the two Tudor Henrys. Through the Henrys, the religious power began…

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    seems unrealistic to imagine their lives. For so many, history is just a list of facts and dates. If people were to really look closely at history they can learn about people, who were just like us, even though they lived in an entirely different era. To be able to connect to someone that lived hundreds or thousands of years ago, in a completely different world is utterly amazing. History affects our past, present, and eventually our future. Now take a moment to think of what life was like back…

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