Was there a Tudor Age? Historian C.S.L. Davies (somewhat ironically the author of, among many other works, "a Study in the Effectivenness of Early Tudor Government,” Economic History Review 17, 2, 1964: 234–48) says no, or at least not until the mid-18th century.
- "He says that in Welsh documents the name of Tudor is 'celebrated' but it was 'considered an embarrassment in England.'
- "Henry VIII preferred to represent himself as the embodiment of the 'union of the families of Lancaster and York," says Dr Davies.
- "Dr Davies suggests that the idea of a distinct Tudor period of history was first established in the 18th Century by the historian and philosopher, David Hume." ("'Tudor era' is misleading myth, says Oxford historian," by Sean Coughlan, BBC, 29 May 2012)
In any case, Davies suggests that, in effect, Twdr was too Plaid Cymru for 16th-century Westminster.