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  • How Did King Henry Viii Rise To Power

    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 1509 Henry VIII had married his brother Arthur’s widow, Catherine of Aragon after obtaining papal dispensation. By Catherine’s forties she had only produced one child, Princess Mary, who was born in the year 1516. Henry needed a son. Since the Tudor dynasty had only been established since 1485 and Henry was only its second monarch, they couldn’t risk having a woman rule. Having a woman in charge could risk domination of a foreign power through marriage . Throughout his marriage Henry had a few mistresses. But his affair with Anne Boleyn is what set into motion the events that would begin the English Reformation. Anne was much younger than Henry but she did captivate him. Anne however did not want the affair to continue without Henry’s marriage to Catherine ending. So Henry began the process of annulling his marriage to Catherine . King Henry VIII appealed to the Pope to annul his marriage to Catherine on the grounds that their marriage was never legal. Catherine argued that the…

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  • Elizabeth 11 Astraea Essay

    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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  • Queen Elizabeth 1 Summary

    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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  • The Tudor Dynasty During European Reformation

    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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  • Henry Viii Personality

    Confident, fearless and handsome, King Henry VIII had the making of a perfect Disney prince. When the young Tudor was seventeen years old, Saint Thomas More spoke highly of him as he ascended the English throne in 1509 (Graves, 2003, p.1). In his youth, Henry was already well versed in many languages, including French and Latin, and educated in mathematics, medicine, theology and other scholastic domains. His figure was also impressive with a frame of six feet, two inches and an avid sportsman…

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  • Catherine The Great: Catherine's Rise To Power

    In Russian history there were three great Tsars: Vladimir the Great, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Only one of these greats is a female, making Catherine’s rise to greatness even greater. Catherine was born Sophie Friederike Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst in the Baltic port of Stettin, Pomerania on May 2, 1729 (Rounding, 7). She was the daughter of a minor Prussian (Germanic) prince, Prince Christian August of Anhalt-Zerbst (Lichman, Corey). As a child, Sophie received little affection…

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  • How Did Queen Elizabeth Have A Misfortune Childhood

    Queen Elizabeth the First was born on September seventh of 1533 at Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, King Henry’s second wife. King Henry was disappointed that Elizabeth was born due to the fact that he wanted a son and already had a daughter, Mary. As a result Elizabeth had a misfortune childhood. Anne could not give the King a son so he had her executed. Henry's marriage to Anne was declared null and void and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and…

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  • The Tudor Period: Religious Change And Reformation

    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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  • Elizabeth Tudor: Queen Of The Golden Age

    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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  • Marriage Relationships In Tudor Political Drama By Winkelman

    Marriage Relationships in Tudor Political Drama looks at court dramas from Tudor England (1485 - 1603) to put together a historical account on political theatre. Winkelman argues that “court interludes constituted a vital medium for interventionist advocacy about matrimony.” (201) He takes Tudor marriages as his main point of study to discern the role of court productions in influencing politics. Winkelman believes that theatrical productions correspond with the political concerns of the time so…

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