Our Henry VIII project gave us lots of opportunity to explore the family tree of the Tudors, visit places they lived, worked and were held captive and find out more about life and health during the Tudor times. We’ve amassed plenty of Tudor resources during that time and made some of our own too.
Tudor Family Tree Picture Cards
I made these cards with several intentions. First, most obviously, you can print out two sets and use them as matching cards, play simple snap etc – or you can use them to find groups and correlations between portraits….
- Group the wives of Henry and those who were not wives of Henry.
- Group pictures of Henry VIII against all the other males.
- Group his children.
- Group those who come above Henry VIII in his family tree.
- Order the portraits of Henry into age order.
- Group the pictures of his children into order of age or succession.
- Put the wives in order, inserting the “wife” who wasn’t (Christina of Denmark, before Anne of Cleves).
- Create a “family tree” on the carpet.
Books to Inform the Educator.
I have read nearly all of her books now and they have been both fascinating and useful for supplying endless bits of info to Fran. She writes with the intention of bring the people to “life” and she succeeds – I can highly highly recommend her.
6 Wives of Henry – a brilliant, if initially heavy, read which explains the wives scenario in intimate detail.
Children of Henry – an absorbing documentary of the 4 monarchs immediately after Henry, including Lady Jane Grey.
Elizabeth 1 – fabulous – a really intimate portrayal of the “Virgin Queen”
Complete Genealogy – everyone, every baby, every wife – in glorious detail – you might want Tony Robinson’s book with you for lighter commentary too!
Princes in the Tower – detailed analysis of the evidence produces a convincing and intriguing argument.
Henry’s Court – about to read it – am told its excellent.
Wars of the Roses – about to read it.
She has since written several Tudor fiction books too.
From The Other Boleyn girl onwards, the writing of her Tudor and War of the Roses books is im[impeccable and brilliantly researched. She occasionally twists stories to give a personal take on events but only within the bounds of reason.