The Six Wives of Henry VIII Topics for Discussion

Alison Weir (historian)
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Consider the book's thematic examination of the nature of women's roles at the time of Henry VIII's reign. In what ways did each of Henry's wives live up to what was expected of them? In what ways did they rebel? Consider each of the five principal arenas discussed above—sexually, politically, financially, and emotionally.

Compare the situation of women of stature in Henry's time with that of women in similar positions of power and/or celebrity and/or stature today. In what ways are the situations similar? In what ways are they different?

Tensions between spiritual tradition and spiritual reform were a defining force in the time of Henry VIII for the monarch, for government, and for the common people. In what ways do such tensions continue to manifest in contemporary culture?

Consider the book's thematic consideration of absolute certainty. In what ways...

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