The Year 4's at school are learning about the Tudors. I love teaching this period in history, and the kids seem to enjoy it too. They have all learned the 'divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived' mnemonic about the fate of his six wives, but they struggle to learn the actual names of the wives in the right order. Yesterday I taught them a mnemonic I made up a few years back - Any Body Should Count Henry's Partners - Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr. It was encouraging to realise today that some of them have actually learned it!
Not that I would have wanted to be around in Tudor times, it wasn't exactly safe for those of a Baptist persuasion!
Or for determined women either!