Category Archives: The Tudors

Famous Tudors

Many people alive during the Tudor Period (1485 to 1603) are still very well-known today. Below is a list of famous Tudors. Click on their names to learn more about them. Tudor Royalty King Henry VII King Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr Lady Jane… Continue Reading

Tudor Medicine: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about health and medicine in Tudor times. Tudor medicine mostly consisted of herbal remedies. For example, a mixture of sage, lavender and marjoram was recommended to treat a headache, chamomile was taken to help ease a stomach ache, and feverfew was consumed to help with colds and high-temperatures. Herbal remedies were… Continue Reading

Thomas Cranmer: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Thomas Cranmer. Thomas Cranmer was born in 1489 near Nottingham, England. He spent 8 years at college in Cambridge, collected Medieval books and was awarded a Master of Arts. Thomas Cranmer was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1532 to 1555. He was also one of the leaders of the English… Continue Reading

Thomas Cromwell Facts

Here are some facts about Thomas Cromwell. Thomas Cromwell was an English statesman and lawyer, who also served Henry VIII’s chief minister for 8 years. Cromwell was born in about 1485 in Putney, London. His father was a blacksmith by trade, but he also owned a brewery and traded as a cloth merchant. Thomas Cromwell… Continue Reading

Thomas More: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Thomas More: Thomas More was born in London and lived from 1478 to 1535. He was a lawyer, humanist, statesman and author as well as advisor to Henry VIII. He is also famous for writing Utopia,¬†published in 1516, about the political system on an imaginary island. The name has been… Continue Reading

John Cabot: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about John Cabot. John Cabot lived from about 1450 until 1499 and was a well known navigator and Tudor explorer. He is credited as being the first European to see North America since the Vikings. John Cabot was born in Italy, although his exact birthplace is not known for sure. Cabot’s… Continue Reading

Hampton Court Palace: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Hampton Court Palace. Hampton Court Palace is situated on the River Thames, in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames, about 17 miles from Central London. The palace was built in 1514 originally as a home for Cardinal Wolsey, the advisor to King Henry VIII, although its most famous resident was… Continue Reading