In this paper I will focus on the importance of the Tudor period inEngland’s history trying to demonstrate why it is considered “The GoldenAge”.The century of Tudor rule (1485-1603) is often thought as the mostglorious period in English history. Henry VII built the foundations of a newwealthy nation state and of a powerful monarchy. His son, Henry VIII,although he wasted the wealth saved by his father, he kept a magnificentcourt and made the Church in England truly English by breaking away fromthe Roman Catholic Church. Also, he developed more powerful weapons thathelped his country through wars. Elizabeth was the one who truly definedthis period, “The Golden Age”. She brought glory to the new state bydefeating the powerful Spanish Armada in 1588. This marked the arrival oEngland as a great European sea power, leading the way to the developmentof the empire over the next two centuries. It also marked the limits of Spain’sability to recapture Protestant countries for the Catholic Church. Also, under Elizabeth, England experienced one of the greatest artistic periods in history.