Dark History of the Tudors Murder, Adultery, Incest, by Judith John

England

By Judith John

Divorced, beheaded, died,
Divorced, beheaded, survived.
– the fates of Henry VIII’s wives
Beginning with the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth box in 1485, and finishing with the demise of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603 following a 45-year reign, the Tudor dynasty marks a interval in British heritage the place England used to be remodeled from a minor medieval country to a preeminent ecu energy at the verge of empire.
Yet this era of significant upheaval had a depressing aspect Henry VIII’s infamous holiday with the Roman Catholic Church and his divorce or execution of 4 of his six better halves the unhappy tale of teenaged woman Jane gray, who used to be monarch for simply 9 days ahead of being performed in prefer of the Catholic Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, who defeated the Spanish Armada, suppressed the Irish uprising, and subsidized pirates and slave investors within the quest for brand new territories in America.
Illustrated with a hundred and eighty images, work, and illustrations, darkish heritage of the Tudors is an interesting, available account of the homicide, adultery, and spiritual turmoil that characterised England’s such a lot notorious royal dynasty.

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All in all, Henry left his country a significant treasure. It is a fact that his eagerness to make money made Henry VII unpopular with many rich and powerful men. This risk of making enemies conflicted with his desire to be as secure on the throne as possible and could have ended up with disgruntled nobles banding together to overthrow him, replacing him with a more sympathetic monarch. Being an astute politician, Henry must have considered this. However, he made sure that there was enough capital to prevent an attack on British soil if one should occur.

Henry and his allies tried to land at Dorset but found Richard’s troops waiting to strike. Henry returned to Brittany and Buckingham was executed while trying to escape to Wales. However, Henry would soon need to make another move. He now had the increased support of other influential Lancastrian and Yorkist exiles, including his ever-faithful uncle, Jasper Tudor. Jasper ensured that Henry was kept safe throughout negotiations between Richard and Francis II, the Duke of Brittany. Francis initially harboured and supported Henry – despite Edward IV trying to get his hands on the boy – but he was not to be trusted and had secretly begun to negotiate with Richard ever since Louis XI’s death in 1483.

Henry’s deep-seated distrust of the nobility grew throughout his reign and he worked hard to limit their powers and riches, while continuing to add to his own. Henry VII inherited a country in debt from the many battles fought during the Wars of the Roses. He was also keen to live ‘of his own’, meaning that he earned and spent his own money instead of directly taxing his countrymen for personal income. For a King this did not mean taking any sort of work. Rather, it meant making the most of financial loopholes that already existed for the monarchy.

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