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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare

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Who is the first to criticize Cardinal Wolsey?

What happens after this person criticizes Wolsey?

Where does the king first meet Anne?

How do the commoners feel about Wolsey after Buckingham's sentencing?

What does Anne think about the idea of being queen?

The king wants a divorce; whom does he ask for it?

How does the queen respond to Henry's desire for a divorce?

What does Wolsey hope will result from the divorce?

The king wants to divorce Katharine because she has failed him how?

What does the king intercept of Wolsey's?

When the king questions Wolsey, how does Wolsey respond?

What does the king decide to do about Wolsey?

The crowd wants to see Anne's procession to the Abbey for what event?

Katharine forgives Wolsey and then has a vision presaging her own:

Which of the king's friends returns from abroad to a hostile court?

What favor does the king do for his friend?

What do the Council members want to do to Cranmer?

What does the king do at the Council meeting?

The worst thing Cranmer can be accused of is:

How does Cranmer respond to his accusers?

Does Anne give birth?

The commoners are excited for another royal event now; what is it?

Who performs the baptism?

What is the child named?

What does Cranmer say her future holds?

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Not My Favorite (In fact the opposite)

by ReadingShakespeareby450th, July 13, 2013

In reading all of Shakespeare by his 450th birthday, I just finished Henry VIII. It was my least favorite of the Bard's plays, seeming to be more a platform to praise Elizabeth I than entertain audiences. In case you're interested in my take, I've blogged about it at:

http://ow.ly/mVKQx

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