The version of tennis played by Tudors was called ‘paume’.
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.
Executions were public events that lots of people would come to watch.
King Henry VII (1457-1509) – Henry VIII was the first Tudor king, and ruled from 1485-1509.
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.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.After Mary, Elizabeth I (a Protestant) became Queen.Some of the games played in Tudor times are games we still play today, such as bowls and tennis.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.