Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and discoverer of the Elizabethan era.
Lady Jane Grey, the official heiress of King Edward VI, claimed the title of Queen of England from 10 to 19 July 1553. Since then she has had the nickname Queen of the Nine Days or Queen of the Thirteen Days. However, she was defeated by Maria I.
Henry VIII. Tudor 1491-1547, was from 1509 to 1547 King of England, from 1541 King of Ireland. Henry VIII. was the first English king with a Renaissance education, he spoke several languages, wrote poems, composed music and showed great interest in religious themes.
Elizabeth I 1533-1603, actually Elizabeth Tudor, also known as The Virgin Queen was from 1558 to the day she died queen of England.
Introduction of the art of printing. Caxton reading the first proof sheet from his printing press in the Almonry, Westminster Abbey, March 1474
The Mayflower was a sailing vessel, with the so-called Pilgrim Fathers, many of whom were from central England, set out for America to lead a new life there.
Court life under the Plantagenets. Reign of Henry the Second.
Jack Cade and his insurrection. Jack Cade, assuming the name John Mortimer; (died July 12, 1450 in Heathfield, East Sussex) was an English rebel against the policies of Henry VI, which… Read More
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary Stuart 1542-1587 born as Mary Stewart, was on 14 December 1542 to the July 24, 1567 as Mary I Queen of Scotland and through… Read More
Richard III was from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth King of England. He was the last British monarch of the House of Plantagenet and also the last, who died on a battlefield.