Actually, Matthew, as Henry VIII ascended the throne in 1509, and Anne
Boleyn died in 1536, which puts the very last year of the period about
which Chris is inquiring three years inside of thirty years: Chris did
say that the faire with which she's engaging has specified "Henry and
I agree with you, as will many others on list, that "early Tudor"
certainly has to include Henry VII; however, I believe there's a
tendency here in the U.S. to think almost reflexively of his more
I also believe that what Chris was really trying to say was, "early in
the succession of wives of Henry VIII. Chris used to portray, and is
used to portraying, the later years of the Elizabethan era, which lady
herself was called by her father's familial name of "Tudor." And as
Henrician wife Number Two, Anne is indeed early in that line, rahter
And since between Henry (VIII) and Elizabeth we also have Edward, and
Mary.... There you have had five individuals known as "Tudor" on the
throne of England in uninterrupted succession; ergo, relative to the
more than century of Tudor monarchs, that puts consort Queen Anne
slightly earlier than the halfway mark.
Yseult the Gentle
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, julian wilson <smnco37@...> wrote:
> "Needing early Tudor (1530's) sources??"
> King Henry VII reigned from 1485 until 1509 - that is "early"
Tudor, surely? [It's also the period in which I re-enact in my
> Over 30 years into the Reign of King Henry VIIIth is not what I'd
call "early Tudor".
> Just a thought.
> in "old" Jersey
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