tudors

                     

In Tudor times they would joust for the queen or princess and they would ride on horses, some would become famous if they won.

 

In Tudor times there was a very fat man called Henry the VIII and he had six wives and he was king of England.

 

In Tudor times you could marry your cousin’s henry the VII married his cousin Elizabeth of York and that made a Tudor rose.

 

In total five Tudor monarchs ruled there domains for just over a century henry the VIII was the only male heir of henry the VII to live to the age of maturity.

 

 

Issues around the royal succession became major political themes around the Tudor era. The picture above is henry the VIII with his six wives he was very rich and had about this much money $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that’s a lot isn’t it a lot of people had inventories.

 

In Tudor times a rich person would have a house like this one above what do you think a poor persons would look like? In Tudor times if you were rich you would have a long inventory if you were poor you would have a short inventory.

 

this is a poor persons house above it  would have been a very small place to live but most poor Tudors would have not have been able to afford a better one.

 

 

This is a Tudor family tree this is the house of Stuart family tree it has lots of people who belonged to the Stuart house on it.

 

abbie m tudor

Life in Tudor Britain was harsh – the average life expectancy was just 35 years.

Most Tudor people lived in the countryside, but some people lived in towns or big Tudor cities like London, Bristol or Norwich.

Tudor England was a farming society. Most of the population (over 90 %) lived in small villages and made their living from farming. Under Tudor rule England became a more peaceful and richer place.

 

 Towns grew larger and the mining of coal, tin and lead became very popular.

 

Homelife

There were none of the comforts we have today. Water was collected from village pumps, wells or streams but was often polluted.

 

Toilets were called ‘Privies’ and were not very private at all. They were often just a piece of wood over a bowl or a hole in the ground.

People would wipe their bottoms with leaves or moss and the wealthier people used soft lamb’s wool.

In palaces and castles, which had a moat, the lords and ladies would retire to a toilet set into a cupboard in the wall called a garderobe. Here the waste would drop down a shaft into the moat below.

garderobe

mckena tudor

Tudor England was a farming society. Most of the population (over 90 %) lived in small villages and made their living from farming. Under Tudor rule England became a more peaceful and richer place. Towns grew larger and the mining of coal, tin and lead became very popular

There were none of the comforts we have today. Water was collected from village pumps, wells or streams but was often polluted.

 

Tudor Toilets

Toilets were called ‘Privies’ and were not very private at all. They were often just a piece of wood over a bowl or a hole in the ground.