Charles V was the ruler of the Roman Empire from the years 1519 to 1556. He was a person who had inherited Spanish and Habsburg Empire and had extended the same along the kingdom of Naples and had also reached Spanish America. Due to the increased forces of Protestantism he didn’t succeeded in continuing his empire for a very long period of time. In addition to this, he also had the pressure from the forces of France and Turkey and had been also hostile by the pop. Towards the end, he yielded his claims over Netherlands and Spain and left the rule living his life in a monastery.
Henry VIII was a king of England. Elected as a king from the years 1514 he ruled England for a long time. Though for many years from 1514 to 1529 he had relied on Thomas Wosley in order to guide him for the foreign policies. He was popular as he had been married six times. He had played a very crucial role in the reformation of England and it was due to him that England turned to be a protestant nation. His real name was Henry Tudor and was the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth York. He ruled in England for over 30 years till 1547, after which he died.
Elizabeth I was the queen of England and Ireland from the year 1558 till the time she lived. She was also popular by the names of the Virgin Queen, Good Queen Bess. She didn’t have a child and hence, she was the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Born as a daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in England, she was arrested for the support which she gave for the Protestants. She was a kind hearted ruler and was moderate than her earlier generations. She ruled in England for a long time of 44 years. During her rule, England was antecedent in spite of having a number of problems with respect to the economic, political and religious disturbances (Wallerstein, 2005).