U.K. History - 05

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   Anne Boleyn      Bloody Mary      Church of England      divorce      Elizabeth I      Henry VIII      Protestant      Shakespeare      Spanish armada      Supreme Head      Virgin Queen      Wars of the Roses   

16th century: House of Tudor
The junior branches of the House of Plantagenet, the House of Lancaster and the House of York, clashed in a civil war known as the which ended in 1485 with the victory of Henry Tudor, who became Henry VII and founded the House of Tudor.
(1509-47) succeeded his father. He started a conflict with Rome when he wanted to his first wife Catherine of Aragon to marry . This ultimately led to the separation of the from the Roman Catholic Church with the English monarch as the of the Church of England. Henry VIII is also famous for his six wives, two of whom were beheaded (among which Anne Boleyn). He was succeeded by his only son Edward (1547-53), then Catherine of Aragon's daugther, Mary I (1553-58), nicknamed "" because of the massacres of Protestants during her reign, and finally by (1558-1603) the daughter of Anne Boleyn. She was sometimes called the , as she never married. Her reign began with the defeat of the in 1588, seen as one of the greatest victories in English history. Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous for the Reformation, and above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William .

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