The Children of Henry VIII Topics for Discussion

Alison Weir (historian)
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Did you feel the biographer presented an unbaised historial account of her subjects? Is she more inclined to sympathize with one person than another? Does she take any liberties with the facts?

Could Lady Jane Grey have avoided her fate? What events would have had to have been different for Jane Grey to live? Do you think Jane Grey could have capably ruled the kingdom?

If Edward VI had lived, what do you think would have happened to Mary, Elizabeth, and Jane? Would they have had similar marriages and standing in the kingdom?

Mary and Elizabeth both suffered from chronic illness in their adult lives. Is it a coincidence that each sister had chronic health problems? Could their illness be attributed to stress experienced in their lives?

Mary I's marriage was disastrous for England. How may her marriage have affected sister Elizabeth? What other...

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