King Henry VIII’s Wives – free resources

King Henry VIII’s Wives – free resources

Here I have listed some of the free resources that are available when you are researching King Henry VIII’s Wives.

His 6 wives were Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr.

Catherine of Aragon

There is a rhyme to help us remember how their marriages ended –

“Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived”.

An Introduction to Henry’s Wives

This is suitable for Primary school children and beyond as an introduction

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/kings/wives.html

as is this –

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/wives-of-henry-viii/

A Crossword and a Word Search from Primary Resources

– with answers

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/pdfs/Henry VIII_xwd.

pdf

PowerPoints from Primary resources

https://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history3.htm – there are a few here

Another introduction to the wives

– aimed at secondary but accessible for older primary

https://www.historyonthenet.com/the-tudors-the-six-wives-of-henry-viii

Horrible Histories song about the wives

– with a transcript on this page

https://multimedia-english.com/videos/esl/henry-viii-song-horrible-histories-1764

Another amusing song to help you remember the wives

– perhaps check this out before sharing with children.

Personally I love it!

It is sung to the tune of Money, Money, Money by ABBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EGzHsye71c&feature=youtu.be

More about the six wives

– small pictures with links to much more information

https://tudorhistory.org/wives/

All on one page –

https://www.historyhit.com/the-6-wives-of-henry-viii-in-order/

Nice clear pictures on this one –

https://allthatsinteresting.com/henry-viiis-wives

Information for teachers/parents – with a word search and a matching activity

– aimed at teachers for KS2 children

http://www.englishcenter.dk/Files/Billeder/PDF/pdfoxford/Oxford Bookworms/newobwhenrysixwiveswork.pdf

Here is a word search of the six wives – you will know their names by now.

Choose the 20 by 20 grid. (Well you can choose any size but the bigger one I more likely to get all of the six wives in.)

The names are all written left to right or going downwards.

[game-wordsearch id=”394″ ]

I look forward to hearing from you if these resources useful or you have others to suggest.

Please leave comments below.  I do read them all.

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