The Tudors

The Tudors reigned during one of the most fascinating periods in English history, taking in the end of the medieval period, the Reformation and an exciting age of discovery which extended the boundaries of the known world.

The Tudor dynasty lasted almost 120 years and the History Matters collections cover the entire period, beginning when England was a third-rate power, impoverished by war, on the periphery of Europe, and ending with the establishment of colonies in the New World and trading links that were to make a fortune for England in the Far East.

GCSE textbooks

The Tudors collections include a textbook on Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509 – 1540, designed to cover the content of the British Depth Study for the Edexcel examination board.


Illuminating insights into the motives of the main characters are provided by the inclusion of numerous letters, speeches and extracts from acts of Parliament.

Extending students’ knowledge

Additional details are provided with a volume for every monarch and important minister, and historical novels provide entertainment.