Princess Mary Tudor, Daughter of Henry VII, Sister of Henry VIII

…for a single woman to proclaim herself queen in the face of those who had the armed force of the kingdom in their hands, appeared like madness. Little confidence could be placed in her supposed friends, since they had wanted resolution to refuse their signatures to the instrument of her deposition. -James Anthony Froude, The Reign of Mary Tudor

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write about a woman’s struggle to assert her right to a throne.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you needed to take leadership even though you had no authority to do so.

Art Prompt: Mary Tudor

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the short and bloody reign of Mary Tudor with an emphasis on what today’s leaders can learn from her mistakes.

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