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The Wives of Henry VIII Diploma

Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
Course summary
150 hours
122.50 GBP excl. VAT
English
Online courses
Professional Training
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Course description

The Wives of Henry VIII Diploma Course begins with a look at the ‘two halves’ of Henry’s reign and explores the possible medical reasons for Henry VIII’s tyrannical behaviour. You will also examine how his relationship with his mother might have coloured his search for a wife.

From this introduction, the course leads you through the life of Catherine of Aragon and her political marriage to Prince Arthur and then his brother, King Henry. It examines who she was as a woman and why she could not accept divorce from the man she called husband and king.

We’ll look into some of the myths that abound Anne Boleyn’s rise to power and examine her role at the beginning of the English Reformation. You’ll explore the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn and what caused the failure of this marriage and brought about her execution.

The Wives of Henry VIII Diploma Course examines the details of Jane Seymour’s marriage to Henry VIII and discusses how Jane fulfilled the role of Queen in a way that none of Henry’s other wives ever did. However, it also highlights that we don’t know everything about Jane’s own ambitions and asks the question: was she really as innocent as we all believe?

You’ll discover the reasons for the failure of Henry’s fourth marriage to the German princess, Anne of Cleves. We’ll learn how the marriage came about and why it contributed to the ruination of the ambitions and life of Thomas Cromwell. We’ll also explore her life following the annulment of her marriage to King Henry.

History has left Catherine Howard with a somewhat tawdry reputation. However, this course considers the difficult life she had before marrying King Henry while still more-or-less a teenager and discusses how early life events led to her death.

Henry’s last marriage, to Katherine Parr, was also the least tumultuous - we look at why. We’ll examine Katherine’s life before Henry and explore her passion for theology, which developed after her marriage and was the one element that could have caused her downfall.

The course concludes with a look at the legacy these women left, not just as wives of an increasingly unhinged king – but as women in their own right.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.


Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Training Course Content

Module 1: The Astonishing Tale of a King with Six Wives

Module 2: A Queen for Two Kings Catherine of Aragon

Module 3: The Rise of Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Module 4: The Fall and Beheading of Anne Boleyn

Module 5: A Lady (in) Waiting to be Queen Jane Seymour

Module 6: Not the Fairest of Them All Queen Anne of Cleves

Module 7: Queen Anne of Cleves was Perhaps the Smartest of Them All

Module 8: Catherine Howard, the Thorn in Henrys Side

Module 9: The Wonderfully Unremarkable Katherine Parr

Module 10: The Legacy of Henrys Wives

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