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Monday Mix-ins: Henry VIII

{Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger – Portrait of Henry VIII via Wikimedia Commons}

We are making our way through the Reformation, and this week we look at famous king Henry VIII of England, and his role during this time in history. We’ve collected a few links to share for further exploration and just for fun:


Henry VIII Documentary – This is lengthy, and here is part 1 of 4 parts available on YouTube. We have not previewed this, so parents, please make sure it is appropriate for your kids, or at least watch it together with them:

Here are links to Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.


Mini Bio of Henry VIII – from Biography:


Here are a couple of 3-minute videos from

There are 2 documentaries about Henry VIII on Netflix, both rated TV-PG:

Horrible Histories Henry VII music video – This is super silly, but the kids will enjoy this after learning about Henry VIII:



BBC’s Henry VIII page – This is designed for kids, with info, photos, videos, a game, and fun facts.

The Tudors-Court of Henry VIII – What was life like at the court of Henry VIII?  More activities about the Tudors can be found here.

Design a Tudor Room

Henry VIII Crossword and Word Search

Henry VIII Coloring Page and other printable activities

Palace Kids – Info for kids about Henry VIII

Story of England: The Tudors – This is the overview, but there are links in the top header to many different aspects of the Tudor period.

Henry VIII: Majesty with Menace – Here’s more info about this king. The intro states: “He liked to rule by fear, executed his opponents and ordered the destruction of beautiful buildings, libraries and works of art. Yet, as Ronald Hutton explains, everyone loves 'Bluff King Hal’.”


Image, above right: Hampton Court Palace via Wikipedia
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