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The Big Ideas for Today Dangerous nature of religion Concerns over royal succession Rise of professional theatre Influences from earlier theatre forms An introduction to Macbeth
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The War of the Roses (1455–1485) a series of civil wars fought in England between supporters of the Houses of Lancaster and York. Subject of some of Shakespeare’s plays (Henry VI, Richard III) In 1485 Henry Tudor (Henry VII) defeats the Yorkists and unites the two houses by marrying Elizabeth of York QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Lancaster York QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. The Tudor Rose
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I’m Henry VIII I Am I Am… Henry VIII (1491 - 1547) Prepped for career in the church till his older brother Arthur died (1502). Had two of his father’s ministers arrested and executed. Married Catherine of Aragon in 1509, age 17 She bears him a child - a girl, Mary - but no son Wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn, but that’s not possible under Catholicism
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Losing My Religion…English Reformation Two primary concerns for Henry Male line of succession for the throne Freedom to remarry to make that happen 1533 - Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury Declares marriage to Catherine null and void, making it possible for Henry to be legally married to Anne Boleyn 1535: Henry proclaims himself, not the Pope, to be the head of the Church of England Treason to refuse to acknowledge the king’s supremacy (Treason = Death)
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The “Merry” Wives of Henry Catherine of Aragon (Annulled) Daughter: Mary Anne Boleyn (Annulled, then Beheaded) Daughter: Elizabeth Jane Seymour (Died) Son: Edward VI Anne of Cleaves (Annulled) Catherine Howard (Annulled, then Executed) Catherine Parr (Survives) Reconciles Henry to Mary and Elizabeth
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