The Children of Henry VIII Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Alison Weir (historian)
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Essay Topic 1

Weir discusses religious oppression in Tudor England. Choose two people and discuss how religious oppression affected them.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the tyranny of power in the monarchy, paying close attention to the players who fought for, gained, and lost power.

1. Investigate two people who held titles within the court and abuse their power within the monarchy.

2. Investigate two members within the royal family and how they wielded power.

Essay Topic 3

The institution of marriage played a significant role in the lives of the Tudors. Compare and contrast the roles, duties, privileges, and sacrifices of wives and husbands during this time.

Essay Topic 4

Ascension to the throne was an intricate process, bound up in social, cultural, and political customs. How did ascension to the throne affect the lives of Henry VIII's children, Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth not only in terms of their predetermined roles in society, but...

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