You can enroll for the full "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" course here
To commemorate the death of Jane Seymour, here's the module from our course "The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Monarchy and Matrimony in Tudor England" by historian Gareth Russell for you to listen to and enjoy. It'll ONLY be on the site today, so don't miss out listening to this recording.
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ALL of the modules on this course have full transcripts and a quiz for you to take at the end of the module. You can do the course in your own time from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world, you can download and keep the audios and transcripts too, and you'll have lifetime access to the course. And at the end of the course, there is a certificate which you can download plus we'll send you a certificate through the post!
Henry VIII was one of the most powerful, divisive, and important monarchs in European history. Today, he is arguably most famous for his six marriages, two of which ended in the public execution of a queen and all of which showcased the era's fascinating, torturous attitudes towards power, sexuality, and faith. Fascination with Henry’s wives shows no signs of diminishing in the 21st century, but they are also the subject of myth, fabrication, and popular misconception.
In this new seven-unit course, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Monarchy and Matrimony in Tudor England”, historian Gareth Russell, author of A History of the English Monarchy: From Boadicea to Elizabeth I, The Emperors: How Europe's Rulers Were Destroyed by the First World War and the forthcoming Young and Damned and Fair, a biography of Henry’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, examines the fusion of political and private that shaped each queen’s story, disentangles them from the myths that surround them, and uses each wife to explore a different aspect of monarchy in Tudor England. A final instalment covers how the wives became icons of popular culture, from William Shakespeare to the age of television.
Enroll on this course now - click here.