The Tudors 1485 - 1603
The York Family The Lancaster Family The Battle of Bosworth We want to rule England! We want to rule England!
Henry of Lancaster defeated Richard of York, and became King Henry VII of England in 1485.
Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. Why do you think he did this?
Henry VIII was the son of Henry VII. Henry VIII became king in 1509 when his father died.
Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, hoping she would give birth to a son. Divorced Catherine gave birth to Mary.
Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn, hoping she would give birth to a son. Beheaded Anne gave birth to Elizabeth.
Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, hoping she would give birth to a son. Died Jane gave birth to Edward. Why was Henry so keen to have a son?
Henry VIII married Anne of Cleeves, hoping to make friends with Germany. Divorced Unfortunately, Henry thought she was too ugly.
Henry VIII married Catherine Howard, hoping for a pretty young wife. Beheaded Catherine was more interested in handsome young men than Henry.
Henry VIII married Catherine Parr, hoping for someone to look after him in his old age. Survived Henry died in 1547 a well-looked after king.
Henry’s only son became King Edward VI. He died at the age of 16.
Henry’s oldest daughter became Queen Mary I. She is well known for executing many people.
Henry’s second daughter became Queen Elizabeth I. She was the last Tudor monarch.
The Tudor Family Tree Henry VII Elizabeth of York Catherine of Aragon Catherine Parr Catherine Howard Anne Boleyn Anne of Cleves Jane Seymour Henry VIII Mary Elizabeth Edward