How To Say Tudor Numbers Up To 20?


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The Tudor period is usually agreed to range from the rise of Henry VII in 1453 to Elisabeth I's death without a successor in 1603. Most of the written word during this time would have been in Latin and Roman numerals would have been used for writing numbers.
It was Henry VIII's son, King Edward VI who helped popularize printing books in English and some of his later coins would have the date written in modern numbers.
However, when speaking they would have used the same words as today so for one to 20, it would have been as follows:

  1. One - I
  2. Two - II
  3. Three - III
  4. Four - IV
  5. Five - V
  6. Six - VI
  7. Seven - VII
  8. Eight - VIII
  9. Nine - IX
  10. Ten - X
  11. Eleven - XI
  12. Twelve - XII
  13. Thirteen - XIII
  14. Fourteen - XIV
  15. Fifteen - XV
  16. Sixteen - XVI
  17. Seventeen - XVII
  18. Eighteen - XVIII
  19. Nineteen - IXX
  20. Twenty - XX
King Henry VIII, the son of Henry VII is perhaps the best known of the Tudor monarchs. His first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was famously divorced for failing to provide a male heir. This act led to a split from the Catholic Church who did not allow divorce which in turn led to the formation of the Anglican, Church of England.

Henry VIII then took Anne Boleyn as a second wife, unfortunately she also failed to provide a male heir, she was executed for 'alleged affairs' - which may have been fabricated. Jane Seymour was the wife who eventually provided him a male heir but she died shortly after childbirth, leaving the King devastated. He eventually went on to have six wives in total, the last (lucky) one, Catherine Parr survived him.

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