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Basic info on Tudor monarchs after King Henry VIII


  • 1. The Children of Henry VIII
    • The Tudor Dynasty Continues!
  • Featuring Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I

2. Edward I

  • The Boy King
  • 1537-1553

3. All about Eddie

  • Mom--Jane Seymour
  • Dad--King Henry VIII
  • Became King in 1547
  • at age 10

4. Edward as King

  • Because he was so young, his advisors were the real decision makers
  • He was a Protestant like his dad, King Henry VIII

5. Eddie-We hardly knew ya!

  • Rumours circulated about Edwards early death, historians accept tuberculosis as the likely cause
  • Edward dies at age 16

6. Mary I

  • Bloody Mary (1516-1558) wears the crown

7. Some things about Mary

  • Mom-Katherine of Aragon
  • Dad-King Henry VIII
  • Became Queen in 1553 at age 37

8. Mary as Queen

  • She was a Catholic and returned the English Church to the rule of the Pope
  • Supported the execution of English Protestants

9. Mary checks out

  • Queen Mary dies childless in 1558 at age 42
  • Influenza was the cause of death :(

10. Elizabeth I

  • The Virgin Queen (1533-1603)


  • Mom--Anne Boleyn
  • Dad--King Henry VIII
  • Became Queen in 1558 at age 25

12. Elizabeths Early years

  • Graceful, witty and refined as a child
  • Learned to speak 4 languages fluently

13. Elizabeths main accomplishments

  • Accomplishment #1
  • Created peace between Protestants and Catholics

14. Policy on religion

  • Elizabeth returned England to Protestantism but was able to create peace between Catholics and Anglicans by making concessions to both groups

15. Accomplishment #2

  • Dealing with her Catholic cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (pictured on right)

16. Mary Queen of scots

  • Was Elizabeths cousin
  • Escaped to England as Protestantism became popular in Scotland

17. Elizabeth vs. Mary

  • Elizabeth placed Mary under house arrest because she feared her cousin was planning to overthrow her

18. Bye Bye Cousin Mary!

  • When Elizabeth learned that Mary was indeed planning to take her power, Elizabeth ordered her execution

19. Accomplishment #3

  • Dealing with the Spanish threat

20. Problems with Spain

  • Elizabeth encouraged English pirates to attack Spanish ships carrying gold from the Americas

21. Sir Francis Drake

  • Drake was the most prolific English pirate and his actions infuriated the Spanish king, Phillip II

22. The Spanish Invasion

  • In 1588, Phillip II orders a naval attack on England with 130 ships, 8,000 sailors and 20,000 soldiers

23. The Battle

  • English ships were smaller and more maneuverable than the Spanish ships, and they used fire ships to counterattack the Spanish

24. The Spanish defeated

  • The English victory set the stage for England to replace Spain as the dominant world power

25. Accomplishment #4

  • Making England wealthy

26. Joint Stock Companies

  • Elizabeth encouraged the formation of these investment projects to create colonies around the world

27. Englands Golden Age

  • Elizabeth was Queen for 45 years and this period is known as the Golden Age

28. London takes center stage

  • During Elizabeths reign, England prospered culturally and economically

29. William Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare wrote his plays during the reign of Elizabeth.The theatre was the main form of entertainment for Englishmen during the Elizabethian age

30. The Death of Elizabeth

  • Elizabeth died childless in 1603 and never took a husband.She was the last of the Tudor monarchs and one of Englands greatest monarchs