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Tudor

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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːdə
 
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Definition of Tudor in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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