Definition of Tudor in English:

Tudor

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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːdə
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to the English royal dynasty which held the throne from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 until the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.
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    • A period of consensus and stability followed the accession to the throne of the Tudor king Henry VII in 1495.
    • Its position on the Thames made it convenient for receptions and it became a major Tudor palace: Henry VIII and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth were born there.
    • He served as a principal secretary to four successive Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to the early reign of Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1.1Denoting or relating to the prevalent architectural style of the Tudor period, characterized especially by half-timbering.
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    • The architecture is Tudor style, complete with turreted parapets, fortified towers, arches and battlements.
    • The original stable had been designed in the Tudor style of the main house.
    • A feature of the building is the departure from current architectural trends in favour of the Tudor style.

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  • A member of the Tudor dynasty.
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    • The late medieval small ship had a durable progeny in the navy of the Tudors, the dynasty which truly founded the navy with its yards at Portsmouth, Chatham, Deptford, and Woolwich, and which fostered native gun-founding.
    • The poor did not share the wealth and luxurious lifestyle associated with famous Tudors such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and non-monarchs such as Sir Francis Drake.
    • As a result, my grade was lower than it should have been, and when I applied to take A-Level History on the Tudors and Stuarts, a subject I knew I was well qualified to study, I was - to my horror - turned down.

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