Tudor England Ladder

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Can you name the famous figures of Tudor England?

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1. This man defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and became the first king of the Tudor dynasty.
2. His oldest son...
3. ...was married to...
4. ...who married this second son of #1 upon the death of #2.
5. Their only living child was a daughter...
6. ...but #4 had an illegitimate son...
7. ...by this mistress.
8. Two other illegitimate children, Catherine and Henry, came from a liason with this woman...
9. ...who was the sister of this woman who would later become the second wife of #4.
10. #4 needed a divorce from #3 in order to marry #9, but first needed permission from this Pope...
11. ...who would not give it due to his being held prisoner by this Spanish king, a nephew of #3.
12. #4 grew impatient and broke away from the Catholic Church, declaring himself the head of the new...
13. Along with #12 came a new Archbishop of Canterbury...
14. ...and a new chief royal advisor...
15. ...who replaced this former royal advisor, a Catholic cardinal and sworn enemy of #9.
16. #4 and #9 were married in 1533 and had only one child, a daughter named...
17. However, they were not married long before this lady-in-waiting to #9 caught the eye of #4.
18. Rather than go through another divorce, #4 decided to have #9 accused of adultery with the Groom of the Stool...
19. ...a Knight of the Bath...
20. ...a Groom of the Privy Chamber...
21. ...her favorite musician...
22. ...and even her own brother.
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23. One of the chief accusers of #9 and #22 was #22's own wife...
24. After the execution of #9, #4 and #17 were married and finally had a son...
25. ...but #17 died soon after due to this childbirth complication.
26. Eventually #4 married again, this time to a daughter of a German duke...
27. ...who was set aside soon after so #4 could marry her teenage lady-in-waiting...
28. Before her marriage, #27 had been the lover of this obscure and impoverished nobleman...
29. ...who eventually was executed alongside her, even though her extramarital affair had been with this gentleman companion of #4.
30. #4 married one last time, to this 31-year-old widow...
31. ...who married this brother of #17 after the death of #4 in 1547.
32. #24 succeeded #4 as king, though he was only nine and required the help of a regency council headed by his maternal uncle...
33. ...who was not in power long, as #24 died six years later and left the crown to his first cousin once-removed, known as the 'Nine Days' Queen'.
34. #5 took the throne next, marrying this Spanish prince...
35. ...and earning this nickname for her violent persecution of Protestants.
36. #5 died childless in 1558, leaving the throne open for #16, who, because of her refusal to marry, was known as the...
37. ...despite her lifelong love for her childhood friend...
38. #16 is infamous for the imprisonment and execution of her distant cousin...
39. ...which led to the attempted invasion of England by #34 with the famed...
40. ...which failed, ushering in the Golden Age of England, marked by political stablility and flourishing of the arts, namely plays by...
41. #16 died childless in 1603, leaving the crown to Scottish king...
42. ...whose claim to the throne came from his great-grandmother, the elder sister of #4...
43. ...thus ending the Tudor dynasty and becoming the first of the...

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