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.
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
as is this –
A Crossword and a Word Search from Primary Resources
– with answers
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
Horrible Histories song about the wives
– with a transcript on this page
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
More about the six wives
– small pictures with links to much more information
All on one page –
Nice clear pictures on this one –
Information for teachers/parents – with a word search and a matching activity
– aimed at teachers for KS2 children
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.
- Choose the size of the grid that you want to play. The larger the grid the longer the words are that can be included and more words are likely to be included.
- Look for the words. All the words can be read left to right and top to bottom.
- Click or touch the first letter of the word and the last letter of the word.
- The words will then be highlighted in different colours.
- Find all the words and you will win the game.
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.