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An overview of the fascinating period of English History, beginning with Henry II, through the War of the Roses which culminating in the rise of the Tudor dynasty. The featured book is a tongue in ...

An overview of the fascinating period of English History, beginning with Henry II, through the War of the Roses which culminating in the rise of the Tudor dynasty. The featured book is a tongue in cheek play where the six wives of Henry VIII meet in our times and passionately discuss all aspects of his Majesty.

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    • SIX TUDOR QUEENS
      A Historical Play
    • ICEBREAKER: Henry VIII and his Six Wives
      What do you know?
      What would you like to learn?
      What have you learned?
    • BACKGROUND
      Plantagenet Dynasty
      Henry II (r. 1154-89)
      Richard I (r. 1189-99)
      John (r. 1199-1216)
    • Henry II
    • BACKGROUND (cont.)
      Lancaster Branch
      Henry III (r. 1216-72)
      (four Kings: Edward I, II, III, Richard II)
      Henry IV of Bolingbroke
      Henry V married Catherine of Valois
    • BACKGROUND (cont.)
      War of the Roses (1455-1485)
      Lancastrians (Red Rose) vs. Yorkists (White Rose)
      Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou vs. Richard, Duke of York and Warwick, the Kingmaker
      Edward IV (House of York)
      Richard III (House of York) =’the usurper’ vs. Henry Tudor (House of Lancaster) =Henry VII
    • Richard III and The Princes in the Tower
    • White Rose vs. Red Rose York vs. Lancaster
    • Tudor Ancestry
      Catherine of France, widow of Henry V – married Owen Tudor - Sons: Edmund, Jasper and Owen
      Margaret Beaufort, Great granddaughter of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swynford, - married Edmund Tudor
      Son: Henry VII (r. 1485-1509)
    • Tudor Rose Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
    • Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
    • Red and White Rose
      TUDOR ROSE: Red and White Tudor Rose
      Henry VII (house of Lancaster) married Elizabeth of York (daughter of Edward IV, sister of The Princes in the Tower)
      They had four children:
      Margaret
      Arthur
      Henry
      Mary
    • FAMILY TREE: THE TUDORS
    • Henry VIII
    • Modern version of Henry VIII
    • Henry VIII’s Advisors
      Thomas Wolsey (1471-1530)
      Sir or Saint Thomas More (1478-1535)
      Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556)
      Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540)
    • THE PLAY
      Henry VIII (1491-1547)
      Katharine of Aragon (1485-1536) - Queen 1
      Anne Boleyn (1507-1536) - Queen 2
      Jane Seymour (1508/09-1537) – Queen 3
      Anne of Cleves (1515–1557) – Queen 4
      Catherine Howard (1520/25-1542) – Queen 5
      Katherine Parr (1512-1548) – Queen 6
    • Food, Utensils and Table Manners
      Meat for the rich
      Coarse bread and cheese for the poor
      Knives, common bowls, fingers
      Wash hands out in the open; do not put fingers in your ears, or on your heads; don’t blow nose, wipe off sweat, or scratch with hands, don’t poke around in the bowl.
      Throw bones on the floor (not back in the bowl).
      The ‘release of wind’ is frowned upon.
    • The Play
      Henry VIII (1491-1547)
      Katharine of Aragon (1485-1536) - Queen 1
      Anne Boleyn (1507-1536) - Queen 2
      Jane Seymour (1508/09-1537) – Queen 3
      Anne of Cleves (1515–1557) – Queen 4
      Catherine Howard (1520/25-1542) – Queen 5
      Katherine Parr (1512-1548) – Queen 6
    • Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn
    • Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves
    • Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr
    • Henry VIII’s Heirs
      Edward VI (r. 1547-53)
      Jane (r. July 10-19, 1553)
      Mary I (r. 1553-58)
      Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603)
    • What have you Learned?”
      Sharing
    • Favorite Historical Novelists
      Nora Lofts
      Edward Rutherfurd
      Phillipa Gregory
      Margaret George
      Jean Plaidy
      Allison Weir
      Robin Maxwell
    • Favorite Movies
      The Lion in Winter
      Murder in the Cathedral
      Richard III
      The Tudors (TV series)
      The Other Boleyn Girl
      Lady Jane
      Elizabeth
      Elizabeth R
      Anne of a Thousand Days
      Mary Queen of Scots
    • THE END