The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Instructor:  Nancy Perkins with Karen Gleeson

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Class Limit 30

As the most married English monarch, Henry Tudor (VIII) and his wives have been the subject of film, song, biographies, novels, as well as of countless articles and publications. We will meet these women, learn their personal stories, and discuss their roles as Queens of England as well as their relationships with Henry.

Class limit of 30. No required text.

A lifelong interest in English history prompted Nancy Perkins to earn a double major in History and English. Her central focus was on English history, primarily the Tudor dynasty and the Reformation period. This will be her fifth course taught at Senior College and she looks forward to presenting and discussing the fascinating history of the six Tudor wives and their offspring. Karen Gleeson who has had a lifelong interest in history and culture, particularly English history, will be joining Nancy for this course. She received one of 3 MA’s in Museum Education which included 10 years of working in historic interpretation. Her passion for the Tudors will bring knowledgeable insights to this course. Karen has moderated classes at Senior College on end of life planning. She also has enjoyed numerous classes as well.