Tudor Monarchs






The Tudor dynasty ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Their story encompasses some of the most dramatic and unforgettable events in European history. And they remain the most famous and controversial of royal families.

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


The Coronation Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

to Tudor England

the above portrait is of Queen Elizabeth I


Henry VII
ruled 1485 to 1509

Henry VIII
ruled 1509 to 1547

THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII
Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katharine Parr

Edward VI
ruled 1547 to 1553

Jane I
ruled 1553

Mary I
ruled 1553 to 1558

Elizabeth I
ruled 1558 to 1603