OLLI Class - Summer 2020
The Tudors: A Dynasty of Blood
Course Description: The Tudor era saw an unprecedented upheaval in England. While it was relatively short-lived, the Tudor Dynasty produced some of the most infamous monarchs in history, from Henry VIII to Bloody Mary to the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I—not to mention the lesser-known Tudors, like Henry VII, the man who started it all (or did he?) and the short-lived Edward VI. And that’s not to mention the fascinating lives of the people who orbited around them, including Henry VIII’s doomed wives, like the infamous Anne Boleyn, or the scheming Seymour brothers, the courtiers who first tried to creep on Elizabeth before moving on to battle over the orphaned Edward VI. Whether or not you’re familiar with the Tudor Dynasty, the story behind their time on the throne is one heck of a wild ride.
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