Tudor Citizens

The Tudor citizens profiled here lived through a century of incredible change; their lives reflect the tumultuous spirit of Tudor England. They also provide insight into the personalities and politics of the Tudor monarchs.

Follow the links on this page to learn more about these fascinating men and women. You can also visit Tudor England: Images to view portraits of the courtiers. Primary Sources includes contemporary chronicles and letters.

Charles Brandon
duke of Suffolk

The Boleyn Family

Thomas Wolsey
Cardinal and Lord Chancellor

Thomas Cromwell
Lord Chancellor and earl of Essex

Thomas Cranmer
archbishop of Canterbury and martyr

St Thomas More
Lord Chancellor, author, and martyr