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Updated fully. Aug '12


 
 
   


1. General sites
2. Henry VII & VIII
3. Edward Mary & Elizabeth
4. Warfare
5. The Theatre
6. Costume


   
 



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1. General sites
 

  

 

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British History In-depth: The Tudors Many essays and items about the main themes of the Tudor period. From the BBC

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Tudor-Buildings Look for Tudor buildings close to where you live! This site has Images and descriptions of existing Tudor buildings and info on their architecture, monarchs, television programs and museum exhibitions

 

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Who’s Who Of Tudor Women compiled by Kathy Lynn Emerson. Good listing of key women of the period. Images and background histories. Use the A-Z key to find your Tudor...

 

 

 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
 
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2. Tudor Monarchs: Henry VII & Henry VIII
    

 

Henry VII, 1485-1509

  • Henry VIITudor England (Henry VII) From the very useful Tudor History.org site.
  • Henry VII Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
  • Henry VII Basic outlines from English monarchs site. Has portraits of key people described. Good place to start.
  • Henry VII (r. 1485-1509) Outline history from the official site of the Royal family. Don't be put off by the image of Elizabeth at the top. It is not about her!
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Henry VII from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings

 

 

Henry VIII, 1509-1547

  • Picture of Henry VIIIHenry VIII (r.1509-1547) Outline history from the official site of the Royal family. Don't be put off by the image of Elizabeth at the top. It is not about her!
  • Henry VIII Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
  • Henry VIII Basic outlines from English monarchs site. Has portraits of key people described. Good place to start.
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII  Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard and Parr. From the very useful Tudor History.org site.
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Henry VIII from the National Portrait Gallery.  A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
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3. Tudor Monarchs: Edward, Mary & Elizabeth

 

 

Edward VI, 1547-1553
  • Picture of Edward VIEdward VI Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
  • Tudor England (Edward VI) Outline life story
  • Edward VI Basic outlines from English monarchs site. Has portraits of key people described. Good place to start.
  • Edward VI (r.1547-1553) Outline history from the official site of the Royal family. Don't be put off by the image of Elizabeth at the top. It is not about her!
  • Portraits A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings page of the portraits painted of Edward from the National Portrait Gallery.

 

 

Lady Jane Grey, 1553-1553

  • Lady Jane Grey Preparing For Execution by George Whiting Flagg, painted 1835Lady Jane Grey Takes you to the index (don't worry that the rest of the page is blank)
  • Lady Jane Grey Outline history from the official site of the Royal family. Don't be put off by the image of Elizabeth at the top. It is not about her!
  • Announces her accession Describes and shows the Letter written on July 10, 1553, from the Tower of London announcing her accession as Queen of England.
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Lady Jane from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings
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Queen for 9 days Detailed chapters on aspects of her life.

 

  • Picture of Mary IMary Tudor Detailed outline of her life.
  • Mary Tudor Basic outlines from English monarchs site. Has portraits of key people described. Good place to start.
  • Mary Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
  • Mary I (r.1553-1558) Outline history from the official site of the Royal family. Don't be put off by the image of elizabeth at the top. It is not about her!
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Mary from the National Portrait Gallery.  A brief selection of images from the time.

 

  • Elizabeth in her coronation robesTudor England - Elizabeth I Useful life history
  • Elizabeth I Basic outlines from English monarchs site. Has portraits of key people described. Good place to start.
  • Elizabeth I Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
  • Elizabeth I (r.1558-1603 Outline history from the official site of the Royal family.
  • Elizabeth I and Elizabethan England From the very useful Tudor History.org site
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Elizabeth from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings
  • Elizabethan Spying Game BBC game to crack Mary's code to uncover the plot

       

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Elizabeth Site with many chapters about the Tudor queen Includes such things as Who's Who, everyday life, the calendar, pictures of her clothes, as well as how she governed.

 

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Elizabeth revision spiders These spider charts are designed to help you to understand and revise the following aspects of Elizabeth's reign. You should click on the title and download the complete file to access each spider.

  • What was Elizabeth like?
  • The problems Elizabeth faced
  • How did Elizabeth become popular monarch?
  • Why was the question of marriage so important?
  • How did Elizabeth control/govern England?
  • Did Elizabeth solve the problem of poverty?
  • How well did Elizabeth deal with the religious problem?
  • Why were the Catholics a problem?
  • How great a threat was Mary Queen of Scots?
  • Why were the Puritans a problem?
  • Why was the theatre so popular/
  • Why were the voyages of exploration so important?
  • How great a threat was the Spanish Armada?
  • Why did the Earl of Essex rebel?

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Mary Queen of Scots. Two BBC sites for older readers:

  • Marie R BBC Scotland educational Site. Good layout. Links to more details and resources.
  • Mary, Queen of Scots Looks at the religious background to her problems in Scotland.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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4. Warfare

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Anatomy of Armour: Specimens from the 16th Century A detailed article by Nathan Robinson. Good illustrations.

  

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Device Forts Also known as Henrician Castles this is the wikipedia item on the forts built by Henry VIII to defend the southern coast of England.
  • Tudor ships Information about Tudor warships including Mary Rose.

  • Line drawings of ships by David Meagher Click on a title to see the images. many, many of them. All types of vessels

  • The Mary Rose Official site of the museum that is restoring Henry VIII's warship and its current restoration. The story of the sip, videos, images.

  • The Mary Rose Basic details of ship and its artefacts, but layout could be clearer. Not as difficult as it seems. From the-tudors.org site

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Mary Rose: A Great Ship of King Henry VIII BBC article on the history of the ship

Armada:

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5. TheatreSketch for inclusion in Wenceslas Hollar's "Long view of London", 1644, showing second Globe Theatre

      

    

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Shakespeare biography Detailed and informative online resource. Massive ist of items. Just click on the one you want.

 

 

 

                        

 

 
 
 
 
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6. Costume and Fashion


I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Elizabethan Costume Page Very thorough listing of costume sites. Most are well detailed and illustrated. A good resource.




                  

 

 
 
 
 
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