Everything you need to understand or teach The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George.
The book opens with a series of letters between Will Somers - the "fool" from Henry VIII's court - and Catherine Knollys. The two are apparently well acquainted, and Will gives Catherine the news that she is the illegitimate child of Henry VIII. Catherine is angry and denies that it is true. Will counters that Catherine is "prejudiced and stupid." Though she says she doesn't want the journal, Will sends it anyway.
The journal begins with Henry's admission that someone had asked him to detail his earliest memory. He thinks back and is soon lost in the story of his life. He recalls being knighted at age three, which was his father's attempt to assure that the family has a strong hold on the throne. Henry knows that his older brother, Arthur, will some day reign while he himself will likely be relegated to a religious station. But...
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: