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.

Text of Six Tudor Queens

    A Historical Play

2. 3. ICEBREAKER: Henry VIII and his Six Wives
What do you know?
What would you like to learn?
What have you learned?
Plantagenet Dynasty
Henry II (r. 1154-89)
Richard I (r. 1189-99)
John (r. 1199-1216)
5. Henry II
6. BACKGROUND (cont.)
Lancaster Branch
Henry III (r. 1216-72)
(four Kings: Edward I, II, III, Richard II)
HenryIV of Bolingbroke
Henry V married Catherine of Valois
7. BACKGROUND (cont.)
War of the Roses (1455-1485)
Lancastrians (Red Rose) vs. Yorkists (White Rose)
Henry VIand 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
8. Richard III and The Princes in the Tower
9. White Rose vs.Red RoseYorkvs.Lancaster
10. 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)
11. Tudor RoseHenry VII and Elizabeth of York
12. Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
13. 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:
15. Henry VIII
16. Modern version of Henry VIII
17. Henry VIIIs Advisors
Thomas Wolsey (1471-1530)
Sir or Saint Thomas More (1478-1535)
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556)
Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540)
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 (15151557) Queen 4
Catherine Howard (1520/25-1542) Queen 5
Katherine Parr (1512-1548) Queen 6
19. 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; dont blow nose, wipe off sweat, or scratch with hands, dont poke around in the bowl.
Throw bones on the floor (not back in the bowl).
The release of wind is frowned upon.
20. 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 (15151557) Queen 4
Catherine Howard (1520/25-1542) Queen 5
Katherine Parr (1512-1548) Queen 6
21. Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn
22. Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves
23. Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr
24. Henry VIIIs Heirs
Edward VI (r. 1547-53)
Jane (r. July 10-19, 1553)
Mary I (r. 1553-58)
Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603)
25. What have you Learned?
26. Favorite Historical Novelists
Nora Lofts
Edward Rutherfurd
Phillipa Gregory
Margaret George
Jean Plaidy
Allison Weir
Robin Maxwell
27. Favorite Movies
The Lion in Winter
Murder in the Cathedral
Richard III
The Tudors (TV series)
The Other Boleyn Girl
Lady Jane
Elizabeth R
Anne of a Thousand Days
Mary Queen of Scots