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2 The Tudor Monarchs an overview by Bernard John Poole and Rebecca L. Randall Click to proceed

3 The Tudors There were six Tudor Kings and Queens. The family came to power in 1485 with the accession of Henry VII. In 1486 Henry united by marriage the families (and the roses) of York and Lancaster. Click to proceed

4 Henry VII Henry VII reigned from 1485 to He was the first Tudor king and he did much to unite England. He formed a personal bodyguard called the Yeomen of the Guard. Click to proceed

5 Henry VIII Henry VIII reigned from 1509 to He is famous for his six wives and for his establishment of the Church of England. Question: Why did Henry break with the Church of Rome? Answer (click on button) Click to proceed

6 The Church of England was established when Henry VIII broke with Rome over his wish to be divorced from Catherine of Aragon. (Click on button to proceed to next slide)

7 Edward VI Edward VI reigned from 1547 to He was a bright lad, though not physically strong. Edward was fiercely Protestant and, because of him, so, too, was the Church of England. (Click on button if you missed the answer to the question on the previous slide) Click to proceed

8 Lady Jane Grey Lady Jane was queen for nine days. She was a grand niece of Henry VIII, so she had a claim to the throne. But the country rallied in support of Mary, daughter of Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon. Click to proceed

9 Mary I Mary I, who reigned from 1553 to 1558, was the first Queen Regnant of England. In other words, she was the first Queen to reign in her own right,and not because she was married to a King. She died leaving no heir. Click to proceed

10 Elizabeth I Nicknamed Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the longest reigning English monarch (though her namesake Elizabeth II may well break that record if she can survive till 2016!) Click to proceed

11 Acknowledgements The graceful Tudor rose that accompanies each slide was painted for the author by Dr. Netiva Caftori, a professor at Northeastern Illinois University. The pictures for this presentation were gathered from the following site on the World Wide Web: Life in Tudor England This site was developed and is maintained by Lara E. Eakins who works in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (Austin) Click to proceed

12 This slide show was created to accompany the book ESSENTIAL Microsoft Office 2000: Tutorials for Teachers. By Bernard John Poole, with Rebecca Randall. McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, NY, © Bernard Poole, Rebecca Randall, 2000


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