How did female monarchs change the Tudor court?
There were three kings in the Tudor line before a serious problem arose. The problem was that a male heir to the throne had not been produced and the Tudors were a relatively new monarchy. They were also somewhat of a controversial monarchy as Henry VIII had expelled the Roman Catholic Church from England and installed a new protestant state religion. Compounding this problem was the bias that existed in England, as in most of Europe, that women were not meant to be in a position of authority.
In an effort to maintain the Protestant faith in England and to keep the Tudor line in place, King Edward VI attempted to have his father's will changed and installed Jane Grey as the Queen. This foolhardy decision was not well accepted by the nobility and she was...
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