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Tudor Royalty

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The Royals
King Reign In Brief
Henry VII
Henry VII
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Queen Elizabeth II
1485-1509 Henry strengthened the power of the monarchy by using traditional methods of government to tighten royal administration and increase revenues.
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
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Queen Elizabeth II
1509-1547 Henry VIII was born at Greenwich on 28 June 1491, the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He became heir to the throne on the death of his elder brother, Prince Arthur.
Edward VI
Edward VI
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Queen Elizabeth II
1547-1553

During Edward's reign, the Church of England became more explicitly Protestant.

Jane 10-19 July 1553 The Accession of Lady Jane Grey was engineered by the powerful Duke of Northumberland in the interests of promoting his own dynastic line.
Mary I
Mary I
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Queen Elizabeth II
1553-1558 Mary I was the first Queen Regnant (that is, a queen reigning in her own right rather than a queen through marriage to a king).
Elizabeth I
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Queen Elizabeth II
1558-1603 Elizabeth succeeded to the throne on her half-sister's death in November 1558. She was very well-educated (fluent in six languages), and had inherited intelligence, determination and shrewdness from both parents.
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