Tudors or Plantagenets: which royal dynasty put the great into Britain?

Tudors or Plantagenets: Which Royal Dynasty Put the Great into Britain? – The Telegraph

“Which dynasty was the greatest for Britain: the Tudors – as portrayed in Wolf Hall – or the Plantagenets?”

What a question!  Great Britain didn’t exist until Elizabeth l named James Vl of Scotland (James l of England) her successor.  James was also a descendant of the Tudor line through his Grandmother, Margaret Tudor. Margaret was sister to Henry Vlll and the daughter of Henry Vll – the first Tudor king and his Plantagenet wife, Elizabeth of York.

King John signing the Magna Carta by Davenport, after Hilton © National Portrait Gallery, London

King John signing the Magna Carta by Davenport, after Hilton © National Portrait Gallery, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth l of England

Elizabeth l of England by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger or his studio, ca. 1595

 

King James of Great Britain, Portrait after John de Critz, c. 1606

King James of Great Britain, Portrait after John de Critz, c. 1606

 

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