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Tudor Life & Tudor Monarchs

During this half term we will be learning all about the key Tudor monarchs and what it was like to live in Tudor times. To extend your learning visit the library and find out some interesting facts and share them here. Please remember to check spellings of key words and your punctuation.


  1. Jodie

    October 30, 2013 @ 4:55 pm          Reply

    Catherine of Aragon was Henrys VIII first wife and was quite an old lady , they married in 1509 and had a daughter Mary , also known as bloody Mary . She was called by this name because she killed many people . Catherine died in 1533 . Anne Boleyn was second , she was a pretty , intelligent young lady , they married in 1533 and had a daughter Elizabeth I. Anne died in 1536. Jane Seymour was Henrys third wife marrying in 1536 and had a son Edward (died in youth). Jane died in 1537 . Henry was buried next to Jane Seymour when he died as she gave him a son . Fourth was Anne of Cleves marrying in 1540 and did not have any children . They were only married for 6 months. Kathryn Howard was fifth marrying Henry in 1540 and Kathryn died in 1542. Last but not least was Henrys sixth wife – Katherine Parr. They married in 1543 , she didn’t have any children and she outlived Henry VIII and she died in 1547.

  2. Finlay

    October 28, 2013 @ 8:29 pm          Reply

    My favourite Tudor facts are about Henry VIII.
    His dad was Henry VII and his mum was Elizabeth of York.
    He was born in 1491 and died in 1547, when he was just 55 years old. Henry VIII had six wives, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr as he wanted a son, who would be heir to the throne.
    During Henry VIII’s thirty-eight year reign, he had more than 70,000 people excuted. That works out as an average of just over five every day.
    Henry was good looking when he was young, but became fat when he was older (he had a 54-inch waist when he was 50).

  3. Molly

    October 26, 2013 @ 6:02 pm          Reply

    I have enjoyed learning about Elizabeths reign, like when Sir Francis Drake came back from the New World (America)and got Elisabeth gifts, which was some potatoes and gold coins. I also enjoyed writing up Elizabeths time line, it was very interesting because I found out that Elizabeth was the last Tudor monarch and that after her came the next English ruler James I from Scotland. Did you know that James I mother was Mary Queen of scots who Elizabeth executed?

  4. Alicia

    October 25, 2013 @ 3:23 pm          Reply

    This term we have been learning about the Tudor monarchs in yr5.
    My favorite Tudor monarch is Henry VIII because he was very easy to remember because his six wives, who were, Cathrine of Aragon, Anne Boylen, Jane Seymore, Anne of Cleaves, Cathrine Howard and last but not least Cathrine Parr. Some people think that Henry the VIII was a selfish and mean king for all the people he beheaded and killed but actually on the other hand he was a very sporty and healthy in his young age. However as he got older he got more mean, gruesome and grumpy. Henry VIII’s father, Henry VII fought in the famous Battle of Bosworth and defeated king Richard III. Henry VIII was born in 1491 and died in 1547.
    I can’t wait to learn about Tudor explorers next half term.
    Have a nice holiday!!! 🙂

  5. Amber

    October 25, 2013 @ 2:36 pm          Reply

    The most interesting things I have learned about the Tudors are:-

    Henry VIII

  6. sophie

    October 25, 2013 @ 10:16 am          Reply

    In year five we have been learning about the Tudor period of Henry VIII. Henry had six wives, Catherine of Aragon was first then there was Anne Boleyn , Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr.
    Henry VII was Henry VIII’s Dad and he fought in the battle of Bosworth, he also started the Tudors, He killed Richard III in the battle of Bosworth.
    Henry VIII had three children, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth, however Edward sadly died at the age of 15. After Edward, Mary came to the throne and changed the Protestant Country to a Catholic one.

  7. Mrs Sach

    October 23, 2013 @ 9:04 am          Reply

    Brilliant facts Year 5.

    Once you’ve posted your fact take the time to read some of the other facts posted here. Even better if you ask them some questions too!

  8. Oliver

    October 19, 2013 @ 12:21 pm          Reply

    My favourite fact is that Mary I burnt many protestants.

  9. Mrs Sach

    October 3, 2013 @ 7:55 pm          Reply

    Some excellent facts here Year 5. We have learnt a lot about the Monarchs of the Tudor times. I wonder if we could be like real historians and uncover some facts about Tudor people who weren’t royal. You could use the websites above or books in school to do some research. These facts could be added to our Keynotes that we are creating in school.

  10. Jodie

    September 25, 2013 @ 6:38 pm          Reply

    2. Anne Boleyn was second she was a pretty, attractive, clever lady.They got married in 1533 and had a daughter Elizabeth I. Soon after that Henry said she flirted with some other man so in 1536 with a chop went dear old Anne!
    3. Jane Seymour was third they married in 1536 a shocking 11 days after Anne Boleyn was beheaded. She gave birth to Edward VI in 1537,
    but she died twelve days after his birth. He was crowned king age nine and died at the age of 15!

  11. Mollie

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:46 am          Reply

    In year 5 we have been learning about the Tudors. Henry 8th was spotty and fit infill he hurt his leg and he had to stop and he got fat, because he ate to much and he had 6 wife’s: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne ofCleeves, Karhrine Howard and Kathrine parr.

  12. Jodie

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:43 am          Reply

    In year five we have been learning about the Tudor’s and Henry’s VIII six wives ,Catherine of Aragon was his first wife ,she was an older lady compared to the rest. He married her in 1509 and they had a baby girl Mary I ,also known as Bloody Mary

  13. Liam

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:43 am          Reply


    1. Catherine of Aragon was Henry’s first wife, she had a girl called Mary, who is also known as Bloody Mary, was
    Mary I. Henry divorced Catherine because she didn’t have a son.

    2. Anne Boleyn was Henry 2nd wife. Se had another girl Elezibeth who was Queen Elezibeth I.
    Henry divorced her because his producers said she committed treason.

  14. Charlie 2

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:40 am          Reply

    Catherine of Aragon was Henry’s first wife she was married to Henry for 24 year’s she had a daughter Mary the 1st when she was older she killed the she had a nickname Bloody Mary then henry divorced her. Henry then married Anne Boleyn she had a baby girl Elizabeth the 1st she loved other men when Henry found out she was beheaded.Then Henry married Jane Seymour Henry’s favourite wife because she had a son called Edward at the age of 9 Edward became king but he was very ill and died. next henry had a portrait of Anne of Cleves when Henry saw her she looked like a Horse so he had another divorce.Henry’s next wife was Catherine Howard, Anne Boleyn’s cousin she was flirting with other men off with a chop!.Henry’s last and final wife was Catherine Parr henry was very old the then Henry died and then Catherine Parr married someone else she loved

  15. Libby

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:39 am          Reply

    Catherine of aragon Henry’s v111 1st wife was a strong catholic. Henry married Catherine in 1509. Catherine had a baby called Mary first but then she got a divorced in 1533.

    Anne Boleyn was Henry’s v111 2nd wife however Anne had a girl called Elizabeth first. They got married in 1533 secretly in a church. Then Anne was beheaded in 1536 at Tower hill.

    Jane Seymour is Henry’s 3rd wife. They got married in 1536 and Jane had boy called Edward. She was Henry’s favourite wife but she died 3months later.

    Henry’s 4th wife was Anne of Cleves. Henry saw a portrait of Anne an liked her but when she came over he said she looked like a horse . So Henry divorced her.

    Catherine Howard Henry’s 5th wife married Henry when she was only 16, however she was Anne’s cousin. Catherine was beheaded because she had so many male friends.

    Catherine Parr was Henry’s 6th wife they married in 1543 but Catherine liked somebody else. Catherine was lucky because she survived and Henry died.

  16. Holly

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:34 am          Reply

    Cathrine Howard was about 16 when she married Henry VIII but was accused of affair then got beheaded

  17. Mrs Sach

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:34 am          Reply

    The most interesting thing I have learnt about the Tudors is the Battle of Bosworth because
    Henry VII won the battle even though Richard had 9000 men and Henry had 5000 men. Henry
    won with the help of Stanley with his 6000 men.
    After the battle Stanley removed the crown from Richards head and placed it on Henry’s head,
    who then became known as Henry VII!!!

    On behalf on Morgan who posted on the wrong page.

  18. Daisy

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:31 am          Reply

    I think the Tudor period is the best topic that I have studied at Bexton. The most interesting fact that I have learnt about the Tudors is Henry VIII six wives.

    1. Catherine of Aragon was Henry’s 1st wife, Henry loved Catherine however Henry needed his male heir and after being Queen for 26 years, they divorced in 1533.

    2. Anne Boleyn was Henry’s 2nd wife, Anne was young,clever and attractive. Henry didn’t like the fact that she had too many male friends and unfortunately Anne was beheaded in 1536.

    3. Jane Seymour was Henry’s 3rd wife, Jane was Henry’s favourite wife because she gave him his male heir. Unfortunately she died from child birth in 1537.

    4. Anne of Cleves was Henry’s 4th wife, however she was particularly ugly so she and Henry divorced in the same year as they were married!

    5. Catherine Howard was Henry’s 5th wife, but she had too many male friends so…
    Off with her head! (Beheaded)

    6. Catherine Parr was Henry’s 6th wife, but Henry was ill and died in 1547. So Parr stayed alive!

  19. Holly

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:17 am          Reply

    My faveorite fact is that Cathrine Parr was the smartest of Henry VIII’s wives and that Henry VIII died when he was 56 but Catherine Parr was still alive!

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