Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All
A legendary story of King Henry VIII and his six wives, this novel brings together the distinct perspectives and voices of each person—written by different authors—to tell the intriguing stories of these women in trial, imprisonment, banishment, or death. Offering a unique fictional glimpse into Tudor England in the early to mid-1500s, it is appropriate for senior students as an independent reading choice or in literature circles. In the Grade 12 classroom, the novel’s particular style lends itself well to exploring voice, point of view, and style. Additionally, “Fatal Throne” exposes some of the roles of religion in the affairs of the state and society in that era, prompting an examination of the relationship between religion and government during this time.
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