The Tudors were a family who ruled over England from 1485 until 1603. They came to the throne as a result of the power struggles between the Dukes of York and Lancaster, which we now know as the Wars of the Roses.
Henry VIII was the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York and was born on 28 June, 1491 at Greenwich. After his elder brother died, Henry became next in line to be King. He became King in 1509. Henry was athletic, handsome and intelligent. He married six times during his lifetime and much of the intrigue and excitement that surrounds The Tudors comes from his constant yearning for a male heir – a need that forced him to take so many wives.
The Tudors Project Plan:
Lesson plans that can help you teach literacy, numeracy and science through this exciting theme for Key Stages 1 & 2