Edward might have been young, but he was a Tudor to his bones, supernaturally intelligent, pigheaded, volatile when provoked, and most of all forceful, as forceful as a hurricane.
Not surprisingly, England's first female rulers, the sixteenth-century Tudor queens Mary I and Elizabeth I, assumed power as single women.
Henry knew full well that a male heir would secure the Tudor line, prevent rival claimants and preclude another devastating political conflict.
He served as a principal secretary to four successive Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to the early reign of Queen Elizabeth.
The original stable had been designed in the Tudor style of the main house.
That year Elizabeth I became queen of England; Mary's Tudor blood made her Elizabeth's heir.
Elizabeth I never married so the Tudor dynasty ended with her death in 1603.
The queen and council in England aimed gradually to strengthen Tudor rule by making English law and local government more widely available and treating Gaelic chiefs and Old English lords as good subjects.
The Tudor dynasty's right to the throne was vulnerable to contestation, and the theaters were thought able to influence public opinion.
Greenwich is central to both Tudor and maritime history Elizabeth's father, Henry, VIII, was also born here in 1491.