* Books to read
* What are Roman Numerals?
* Parents and Teachers
* Web sites of interest.
* Picture credits
* Advertising on the site
Books about Henry VIII and the Tudors
There are lots of great books for kids about the Tudors - we have made some recommendations here.
What are Roman Numerals?
Kings and Queens of Britain often have the same names. In order to avoid confusion we
call them their name and then a number. Our present queen is the second Queen
Elizabeth and so we call her ‘ Elizabeth the Second’
As a short hand for the numbers we use ‘roman numerals’ (numbers that the Romans
used) – you’ll see a few of these on this site. Here’s a table of our numbers against
Can you spot how they counted? Instead of having ten different symbols like we do
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0), for the numbers one to ten they only use three! (I,V,X)
The king that this site is about was the eighth "King Henry", or Henry the eighth.
Rather than put Henry 8, we put Henry VIII ( but you still say ‘Henry the eighth’)
So now you know what all those funny symbols after the names are!
Parents and Teachers
All the information is historically correct as far as can be ascertained. Most of it has been gained from childrens books,
especially "Terrible Tudors" and from various websites on the subject. A full list is impossible but no-one has ever
disputed a fact on the site in nearly 10 years. However it is a well known fact that names and dates can vary from text to
text and anomalies do occur. For instance it is a well known problem spelling the names of Henrys wives – there were 3
Catherines! I have used the method of spelling the name 3 different ways in order to minimise confusion. (eg
Catherine,Katherine and Kathryn).
Other Web sites to Visit
BBC History Site
English History.net - Tudor England
Henry VII - the first Tudor King
Queen Elizabeth I
Other Sites of interest...
David Brims Photography
The history of the Brimses
Home of Brims sites
Bed and Breakfast in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Warsash Tennis Club
Make my summer
Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boylen, Katherine Parr: Unknown artists, National Portrait Gallery, London. Jane Seymour:
Holbein, Kunsthistorisches, Vienna; Anne of Cleves: Holbein, Musee du Louvre, Paris Kathryn Howard: Holbein, Royal
Collection, Windsor; Henry VIII :Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) made c. 1536 Oil on panel, 28x20 cm. Madrid,
the Thyseen-Bornemisza Collection and Hans Eworth c. 1545 Bridgeman Art Library, London. Mary Rose: Roger Purkis.
The Life and Times of Henry VIII - Robert Lacey (Bookclub Associates).
DC and EJ Perkins
The Terrible Tudors
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