The Wives of King Henry VIII

Introduction

King Henry VIII of England, monarch from 1509-1547, is both famous and infamous. His quest for a male heir not only led to the English Reformation, it also led to a succession of wives--six to be exact. Each made their own impact on history; and each met different fates.

As the famous English nursery rhyme goes:

"King Henry VIII,
To six wives he was wedded.
One died, one survived,
Two divorced, two beheaded."

Today, we'll be getting to know each one. 

Here is a quick introduction you need to read: https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/history/monarchy/wives-of-henry-viii/

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Task

After reading about each wife, choose one wife to make a poster on using the sources provided as references. Feel free to collect more images from the web as long as a source is provided. Please provide the sources you chose to use. We will be presenting the posters in class, where you will be asked to explain why you chose your specific person.

Include:

-Basic facts such as birth and death, dates of marriage etc

-Their defining impact

-Achievements

-Background and history 

Process

WIFE NUMBER ONE: Catherine of Aragon

Divorced

Click on the following links to learn more about Catherine of Aragon in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources: 

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/catherine-of-aragon/ 

https://www.biography.com/royalty/catherine-of-aragon

Cool Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJGE6VElueA

Minutes: 1:50-End +

The Six Queens of Henry VIII Episode 2 TO minute 19:00 (see below)

WIFE NUMBER TWO: Anne Boleyn

Beheaded

Click on the following links to learn more about Anne Boleyn in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources:

https://www.history.com/news/anne-boleyn-beheaded-facts

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/anne-boleyn/

Cool Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Wykidbe-s

The Six Queens of Henry VIII Episode 1: 29:45- END (see above) +

Episode 2 Beginning-End

WIFE NUMBER THREE: Jane Seymour

Died

Click on the following links to learn more about Jane Seymour in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources:

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/jane-seymour/

https://www.biography.com/royalty/jane-seymour

Cool Videos:

Minutes 3:26-21:00

 

WIFE NUMBER FOUR: Anne of Cleves

Divorced

Click on the following links to learn more about Anne of Cleves in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources:

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/anne-of-cleves/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anne-of-Cleves-queen-of-England

Cool Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phxDcT-IyJQ

Minutes 21:00-41:00

 

WIFE NUMBER 5: Katherine Howard

Beheaded

Click on the following links to learn more about Katherine Howard in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources:

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/catherine-howard/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Catherine-Howard

Cool Videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wVUrkc2SNE&t=251s

Minutes 3:05-25:00

 

WIFE NUMBER SIX: Catherine Parr

Survived

Click on the following links to learn more about Catherine Parr in text, and video. Feel free to just read, just watch, or both for your research, but be prepared to have enough information:

Text Sources:

https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/katharine-parr/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Catherine-Parr

Cool Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wVUrkc2SNE&t=251s

Minutes 25:00-43:10

Evaluation
Organization, quality, and neatness 30
Accuracy and research 30
Visuals 20
Sources present 20
Total Points Possible 100

 

Credits

See all links In Introduction & Process for sources