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Tudor Period

Hampshire's History and the Tudor Period with the Reformation and Henry VIII's patronage much land and wealth would pass to the Tudor's chosen beneficiaries.

Tudor Period in Hampshire's History

The Tudor Period, from 1485-1603 left its mark on Hampshire, as it did in so many other parts of England, in the dissolution of its monasteries. The Reformation brought huge change. New landlords, important Hampshire families who became new men of the Reformation such as the Wriothesleys and Paulets benefited hugely from the gifts of dissolution. The old religion remained quite strong in Hampshire and its recusant families such as the Shelleys of Buriton and the Cottons of Warblington, some of the Tichbornes and Paulets came through the period fairly unscathed. On the flip side, the Marian persecutions in the reign of Mary, had little effect on Hampshire either.


Tudor Period

Wriothesley Memorial Titchfield


The fortunes of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester waxed and waned during the Tudor period

Portsmouth was established as a naval dockyard after King Henry VII built a dry dock there but Southampton's position as a mercantile trading port declined with the decline in foreign merchant ships. King Henry VIII built his famous south coast fortifications and from Southsea watched his ship, the Mary Rose sink.

Tudor Period

Tudor Rose on the Mary Rose Canon

So join us as we sample Hampshire life under the Tudors, there's plenty of intriguing connections to explore.

Tudor Period

Unusual Tudor window St Nicholas Brockenhurst


Tudor Bramshott Place

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

Hampshire ArchitectureThe Grange NorthingtonWarbrook House and John JamesTudor Bramshott PlaceKing John’s House RomseyFroyle Village of SaintsElvetham HallThe tudor house at Bramshott Place has long gone but its gatehouse still stands, albeit in splendid isolation. There was a manor and estate at Bramshott at the time of Domesday. By the late C16th a wealthy cloth merchant…

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