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How do Henry VI and Margaret subvert medieval gender roles?

Students should identify what is expected of medieval kings and queens, and then should articulate how Henry VI and Margaret essentially exchange those roles. They should discuss Henry's lack of will, passivity, and desire for peace in contrast with Margaret's strong leadership, international diplomacy, and determination to preserve her son's legacy.

What did Henry lack as a medieval king?

Students should be able to name the important qualities for successful medieval leadership including a strong will, a proper balance of mercy and retribution, and a balance of peace and conquest. They should note that Henry lacked independent will and consistency, as well as that he was too forgiving of his disloyal subjects and was unable to rule with a firm hand.

Discuss Henry's character as a ruler.

Students should be able to paint an accurate portrait of...

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