Six Tudor Queens


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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 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

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