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Henry VIII of England – The Tudors

By |2018-04-11T09:31:50+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Henry VIII When Henry VII died in 1509, his son Henry VIII became king of England. He was only 18 years old, but he grabbed his power and ran with it. Like the Ottoman sultans, like Francis I in France, and like Charles Quint in the rest of Europe at the same time, Henry VIII worked to make his country more [...]

Wars of the Roses – Medieval England

By |2017-08-03T15:43:02+00:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|

The red rose of Lancaster During the Hundred Years' War, the kings of England got into a big fight about who should be king. There was a long civil war in England. One side was the Lancaster side. They took a red rose as their symbol. In 1399 AD, at the beginning of the civil [...]