If any of these happened to you, you’d been let off easy: whipping, being branded with a hot iron, and being locked in between bits of wood in the centre of town for people to laugh at you.The worst punishments were executions, such as beheading, being hung, being burned at the stake, or being boiled alive.
When Edward VI was king, some schools were set up that didn’t cost anything so more people were able to be educated.
Jobs that people would have had in Tudor times include being a butcher, baker, weaver, fishmonger (catching and selling fish), tailor, blacksmith, shoemaker and washerwoman.
Everybody had to go to church, and whether you were Catholic or Protestant was very important.
It sometimes meant the difference between life and death!
Musical instruments played include the viol, hautboy, harpsichord, spinet and virginals.
According to someone who lived during Tudor times, William Harrison, there were four different classes in society: School could be expensive, so only people who could pay for it would send their children.He won the Battle of Bosworth Field, which ended the War of the Roses.King Henry VIII (1491-1547) – King Henry VIII ruled from 1509-1547. //crosslink//King Edward VI (1537-1553) – King Edward VI ruled from 1547-1553.At grammar school, they’d learn maths, Latin and Greek, and about religion.Only boys went to school, though sometimes girls from rich families would have tutors.The civil war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York was called the War of the Roses because each side had a certain colour of rose to represent them – red for Lancaster and white for York.The Tudor rose is both red and white, symbolising that the two houses were joined together.Lady Jane Grey (1536 or 1537-1554) – Lady Jane Grey was Queen from 10-19 July in 1553.Even though she was legally Queen because King Edward VI had made it so, Edward’s sister Mary took over the throne and eventually had Jane executed.The Tudors became royalty after winning the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, which ended the War of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York.Henry Tudor led the fight on the Lancaster side, and then married Elizabeth of York.