Comparative peace under the Tudor monarchs brought prosperity to England, Wales and Ireland.The wealth of great landowners - the Crown, the aristocracy and the Church - could be poured into building. Although ripples spread to these shores from the revival of classical architecture in Italy, the Tudor style was mainly home-grown.If Wiktionary has a definition already, change this tag to or else consider a soft redirect to Wiktionary by replacing the text on this page with .If Wiktionary does not have the definition yet, consider moving the whole article to Wiktionary by replacing this tag with the template .Often when a merchant wrote his will he left his business to his wife - because she would be able to run it.In the 16th century some upper class women were highly educated.
At the lower end of the scale this meant chimneys and glazed windows for the first time.
On average, a woman gave birth to a child every two years, but as a lot of babies and children died from sickness, families were not always large.
Childbearing was considered a great honour to women, as children were seen as blessings from God, and Tudor women took great pride in being mothers.
The word has been in use in English since 1615, and is derived from Late Latin aera "an era or epoch from which time is reckoned," probably identical to Latin æra "counters used for calculation," plural of æs "brass, money".
The Latin word use in chronology seems to have begun in 5th century Visigothic Spain, where it appears in the History of Isidore of Seville, and in later texts.