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Henry VIII Paper Outline I. INTRODUCTION: Thesis:  Shakespeare’s Henry VIII is wrought with misconceptions in regard to historical reality. II. BODY PARAGRAPH 1: Detail 1:  The subdued nature of Henry in the beginning of the play vs. the power house he was in  reality. Detail 2:  Queen Katherine’s request to eliminate the new tax in the play vs. reality. III. BODY PARAGRAPH II: Detail 1:  The beginning of the conflict between the Duke of Buckingham and Cardinal Wolsey in  the play, and how it relates to the real conflict. Detail 2:  Buckingham’s arrest and conviction in the play vs. reality. Detail 3:  The significance of Buckingham being out of the way. IV. BODY PARAGRAPH III: Detail 1:  The divorce of Henry and Katherine and what prompted it. Detail 2:  The reasons given for the divorce in the play vs. reality. Detail 3:  What happens to Katherine after the divorce in the play vs. reality. V. BODY PARAGRAPH IV: Detail 1:  The significance of King Henry VIII being excommunicated from the Catholic Church  being left out of the play. Detail 2:  The reference made in the play about the pope and the divorce. Detail 3:  The schism between the Catholic Church and England. VI. BODY PARAGRAPH V: Detail 1:  The downfall of Cardinal Wolsey and his betrayal of the King by conspiring with the Pope in the  play vs. reality. Detail 2:  Cardinal Wolsey’s conviction and what happened to him after in the play vs. reality. VII. BODY PARAGRAPH VI: Detail 1:  The marriage of Henry to Anne Boleyn (Anne Bullen) and its implications. Detail 2:  The birth of the future Queen Elisabeth.
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VIII. BODY PARAGRAPH VII:  Detail 1:  The trial of Archbishop Cranmer and how the king got involved in the play vs. reality (this did not  happen until the reign of Mary I) Detail 2:  The verdict of the trial of Archbishop Cranmer. IX. CONCLUSION:
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