Sign In

Henry VIII & Health: A Royal Tudor Posthumous Diagnosis Investigation. Five Day camp

  • Ages:

Henry VIII & Health: A Royal Tudor Posthumous Diagnosis Investigation. Five Day camp

This class runs over a duration of five days. 1.5 hours per meeting!

King Henry VIII. (reigned 1509-1547). King of England for 36 years.

USD $70


Why do History?!

‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. ‘ The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!


History is important. Learning about King Henry VIII will be a fascinating class live experience! Plus, learning from Henry’s life and his health problems is definitely going to be a positive motivation to dive. As we do we will learn history, psychology, human relationships and health. Plus also learn more about ourselves and make better informed decisions in the process.


This five-day multi-day class combines a unique depth of historical investigation and a multi health collaborative look at health topics that may have impacted King Henry VIII during his lifetime. No previous experience or knowledge is required.


This five multi-day class combines unique teacher expertise in modern Australian Health care (acute and chronic) to assist us as a class team; to investigate the Health facts, fictions, and legends about the amazing “romantic” and much married Tudor King Henry VIII.


King Henry VIII is obviously most well known for his six wifes “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” and in particular the extreme efforts he went to, to have his first marriage annulled.


These five multiday classes has a firm focus on the “Life and Health” of King Henry VIII. This is a retrospective or posthumous diagnosis class based on the available information we have from multiple historical courtly accounts,

Did the Tudor King Henry VIII have Hypochondria, PTSD, Smallpox, Malaria, Brain Injury, Migraines, Syphilis, Diabetes, Obesity, and Necrotic ulcers?

Did his personality really change from happy and easy-going to impatient?

Was he prince charming?

Was he a sporting hero?

Was he multi-talented?

Was he a published songwriter and author?

Was he grumpy?

Was he just a bad person?

Was he a tyrant?

Was he an invalid?

Was he lustful?

Was he just a lovesick romantic fool? (cue inspiration for Romeo)

Did he even love any of his wives or was it all about getting that baby boy?

Who was he?

What changed him?

What drove him to act as he did in his life?


Let’s explore all this! Let’s also explore all of these possible ideas and then some diagnoses. Explore ideas about his personhood together. Learners are strongly encouraged to leave their cameras on and verbally interact with Ms. Jenni and with each other during the class for a more engaging and fun experience! (Ms. Jenni hates talking to herself in a live class).


The five multiday live classes are divided into five meetings of 60 minutes each held over a duration of one week.


This is the class breakdown schedule:

The first five classes will explore Henry VIII’s life in a careful timeline fashion. Each enrolled Learner will receive a one of a kind “Right Royal Henry VIII Timeline created by Ms. Jenni on the day of the first class.


(Below is not exhaustive of all the RICH material in this class, but does give a most thorough insight to the class structure and topics)


1. Introduction to the Tudor family – Henry VII and Elizabeth Of York, their birth families, and their children together.

2. The Tudor location and different dwellings of the two sons.

3. We will be introduced to and get to know well the personhood of King Henry VIII. (June 28th, 1491 to Jan 28th, 1547)

4. We will look at his likely early family upbringing and the influences.

5. We will discuss the expectations placed on him as a child, in his time period as the second son in a new insecure royal Tudor family. (Did you know that he was supposed to be a Roman Catholic priest? His education was

6. His elder brother’s Arthur’s very sudden and unexpected teenage death and the lifelong effect this had on Henry VIII.

7. We will look at Henry as the unexpected King of England at age 17 years old. (After his brothers, mothers, and then his father’s ALL very sudden deaths)

8. His many marriages will be discussed. Hint he has six and my best advice if you were a young woman in that time period is to AVOID going to court and AVOID marrying King Henry VIII at all costs!

9. His legitimate (one illegitimate too) offspring and lasting legacy.

10. His personal interests including hawking, dog training, horse riding, music composition, religion, writing, herbology, sports, tennis, and jousting.

11. His health interests. (He was the first royal sponsor of English health innovations)

12. His passions including fine clothing, entertainment, accommodations, paintings, woodwork, jewelry, food, and many musical instruments.

13. His loves, friends, friend enemies, and true enemies. (It can get all very confusing!)

14. Power and politics. The battles and dynamics of the Tudor time period.

15. His life drives to rule, to be head of his own new church, and for a legitimate male heir.

16. His diet choices (as he ages) will be discussed. (yes that waistline too!)

17. The types of activity that he engaged in and how they changed over time.

18. The (many) injuries he sustained in his life. He was always trying to “show off” how fit and strong he was” until this very act put an end to that! 1536 was an “annus horribilis” year for Henry VIII (A Latin phrase meaning h

19. The common health concerns that many people had in this time period will be discussed. We will look at the health care and health care technology (as it was) available in the Tudor time period.

20. The many “treatments” that were suggested to Henry VIII to cure ailments or alleviate his pain. (Did you know Henry even started experimenting with making his own “medicine” treatments?)

21. The illnesses that existed in the Tudor time period and his reactions and noted reported multi-source recorded experiences. (This will also be interwoven throughout the entire class)

The last class explores the retrospective or posthumous diagnosis of King Henry’s life based on our amazing detailed insights:

We will recap:

20. Tudor Epidemics, Tudor Illness, Tudor Health Care, and the Tudor life expectancy.


Then we will explore:


21. The possible diagnosis he may have had including (not limited to) Hypochondria, Smallpox, Malaria, DVT, Drowning, Brain Injury, Migraines, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Crush fracture ETC

22. We will talk about Henry’s own (not so pleasant, painful, and stinky) health demise.

23. We will finish by summarizing the fascinating personhood of King Henry VIII. We will take away with us lessons we have learned from his life choices. Maybe we would have advised different choices if we were his Royal p


This is an expert teacher lead conversation class for mature minded age 14 to 18-year-old Learners. PowerPoint slides will be used by the teacher as conversation prompts and to assist with useful current 2020 Health insights.

Some image prompts will also be used including historical images or paintings, royal portraits, Tudor propaganda art, impressions, drawings, modern fan art drawings, royal historical logos, and re-enactment of events photographs.


Musical brain breaks (after each class – optional viewing) do feature suggested links to view each of the wives in selected “Fan-created” video clips from “The Tudors” with a song from “The SIX” the musical.


Additional further helpful educational videos (in the form of publicly available links from BBC historical reputable sites) may be posted after each class to assist with extra Learner enjoyment if requested.


Learners would be encouraged to ask as many questions as they like about any aspect of Henry VIII’s Health and life throughout the entire five-day multi-day class. The focus of this class is on Henry’s life choices.


This is a ONE OF A KIND five multi-day class presented by a multi-faceted Australian teacher. Nurse! Counselour! History Buff (ette) Teacher! It combines the fascinating life of Henry VIII and Health Care History with modern health care and psychology insights.


Join this retrospective or posthumous diagnosis and investigative live five multiday class and have a great conversation with Ms. Jenni and other Learners, as we investigate together the Health of King Henry VIII of England!

Add Review

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Value for Money

Ms. Jenni

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” ⁃ Charles Glassman ?

Failures and Hurts “are going to leave a mark. But the mark that they leave can be the mark of victory or it can be the mark of defeat. It is staying with the breaking that produces the blessing. It is not what you go through that determines where you end up”- Ben Lionel Scott ?

Hello! My name is Ms. Jenni. I am an Australian Dual Health qualified professional and qualified Australian educator.

2019 - UK Certificate in Cat Psychology & Behaviour.
2019 - AU Certificate in Cyber Safety & Anti-bullying
2020 - UK Diploma COE “The Wives of Henry VIII”.
• UK Diploma University Roehampton “The Tudors”
• UK Certificate COVID-19 Psychological First Aid
2020 - AU Certificate in Cyber Safety & Anti-bullying (update)
2021 - Diploma in Grief and Counselling.
2021 - Completing - UK Diploma's "Body Language". UK Diploma in Positive Psychology.

Plus, I have completed my own professional compulsory Australian yearly professional health-related education studies.

I am "old school" cool! "GROOVY" even (my Teens in Teen Talk have said this!)

I love having a laugh and a great conversation! I never let education get in the way of a great conversation! We can do BOTH! We really CAN and WE DO!

I am very real and human. I believe that mistakes are proof that we are trying! I make mistakes. I own my mistakes. I am on my own hero’s quest. I try my best to be authentic and approachable. I try to find a way to communicate to make peace. Just like everyone else I am growing and learning. I have a growth mindset and I demonstrate resilience in my life.

My greatest teachers (apart from my own teacher Mrs. S) are my Tweens, Teens and their loving Parents. They are also my greatest encouragement in my journey as an online educator. They are the reason I decided to pursue my dream of creating a brand-new educational site based on KINDNESS. I will do my absolute BEST to not let you down! Be patient with me!

I have a BIG love of teaching! I am anything but your typical "teacher". Do your learners love humour, improvisation, and unexpected singing? What about good-natured teasing? What about movement? What about games? Do your learners THRIVE best when establishing a REAL and DEEP connection to their teacher and fellow learners? My style of teaching promotes joy, journey, and community.

Do you have a neurodiverse learner? Then I am YOUR teacher! I take my time developing a connection to them that aims to be life-enhancing for both of us. I am a person who wants to know each learner and be able to raise them up and empower them to not only believe in themselves but to reach for the stars. Gifted? I am the Mum to not one but two gifted Teens.

I have been a successful online educator for 2.5 years.
I have been a passionate home educator to my own Tweens and to my *now* Teens. They are currently “Iso- schooling”. I remain actively involved in their education and in supporting their ambitions and their dreams. They are the inspiration behind many of my original successful class offerings.

One thing that all my online Tweens and Teens will agree on is that I need to see them regularly. That I care. That I will complain about not seeing them. That I need to know that they are OK and that messaging me is expected if they are absent. They all know that I miss seeing my kid's faces. They know I love hearing their voices and their stories. My Tweens and Teens become VERY important to me. And I *have recent knowledge* to say I am important to them also.

I am a KINDNESS-orientated teacher. This means that I aim for a truly inclusive community and classroom. All are welcome just as they are! Have a neurodiverse learner? Then take my classes! I welcome ALL learners, all educational levels, all races, cultures, locations, abilities, disabilities, neurodiversity, genders, gender expressions, faiths, financial status, and socioeconomic status. I believe in KIND and FUN conversations. I also equally enjoy serious, real world and imaginative *what if* philosophical conversations with Tweens and Teens. I promote classes where we can indeed make this world a much KINDER place. Right here in this space!

I teach a wide range of unique class topics to Tweens, Teens and Adults. (this list is not exhaustive)

These include classes on:
 Teen Talk,
 Tween Talk,
 Parent Talk,
 Cats (Wondercat series),
 Self-Esteem (live and Flex),
 Positive Growth Mindset (Star Wars, Harry Potter & Rapunzel), Anti-bullying and Cyber Safety,
 Introduction to Paintshop Professional 7 FLEX,
 Aussie Accent (Victorian) classes,
 Tween vs Teen “Among us”,
 “Among Us” Psychology,
 Zoom Relationships (ESL),
 Tudor medicine,
 Henry VIII and Health,
 Tudor Makeup,
 Tudor Poos and wees,
 Tudor Crime and punishment,
 Tudor wives of Henry VIII,
Plus, more!
These are available to Tweens, Teens and Adults by request.

I also teach on these topics: Australian animals (Flipbook), Australian history, Australian culture, Introduction to the Australian Aboriginals, Australian Explorers and many classes with unique Australian class content. I also run an ongoing style weekly “Aussie Chat” class where we socialise and look at present Australia and history and the learners bring their insights and points of view from their countries.

New classes launched in July/August 2021:
Teen Talk DnD creative and social class.
Stress & Stress Management
“Six - The Musical” verses Tudor history ongoing
Anxiety Journaling.
Bully Proof Me Ongoing (yes the live version of the popular FLEX Bully Proof Me Super Hero Me)
“Miraculous Ladybug” Fan club ongoing

New classes to be launched in 2021/2022:
(subject to confirmed interest to create & schedule)

Death Positivity.
Grief and Bereavement
Harry Potter Fans: Harry Potter with a growth mindset novel study!
The Art of Letting Go.
Friendship Boundaries.
Neurobiology of Trauma.
Introduction (to advanced) to Cyberlink 360 (movie making)
Positive Psychology
Communication skills (How to Talk to Anyone)
Health topics including - UTI, Diabetes
Biological Sex Education (Mature 16plus)
Psychology - Memory and Forgetting
Tween/Teen Introduction to the Great Thinkers (Philosophy).
Tween Introduction to Philosophy,
Teen Introduction to Philosophy 1,
Teen Philosophy 2
Philosophy 101.
Tween & Teen Improvisation and voice acting ongoing class
Introduction to Greek Mythology,
Comparing Myths and Legends- Greek Myth "Medusa" and Iroquois.
Comparing Myths and Legends from Across Cultures.
Read Together” - “Cocoon”
Read Together” - “The Fault In Our Stars”.
“Read Together” - “Tuck Everlasting”,
“Read Together” - “The Accidental Tourist”,
“Read Together” - “Wicked”,
Tween/Teen Poetry That They Will Love! (Song lyrics)
Halloween Around the World
Christmas In Australia
“Dr Who” Fan Club Ongoing.

Plus, specific topics by parent request to empower them and their family members to have a happier and enhanced life.

My Teaching Philosophy:
My approach to teaching is to encourage learners to experience JOY and to have FUN. To get actively engaged with me LONG TERM as their teacher and with the class content. The connection is KEY. I enjoy my Tweens and Teens talking to each other and becoming good friends! I highly value my Learners. I do care about them. I like to get to know my Learners and welcome them choosing to get to know me. Many become "my kids" or "adopted family" and that bond is so extra special to all concerned. A life goal of mine remains to be like "Mr. Chips". This is a character from "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" a novella about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping.

I aim to design my classes to make sure as much as possible that they appeal to all learning styles. I like encouraging thinking, communication, movement, laughter, colouring, craft, dressing up, and excitement. I encourage community belonging. I like encouraging the Learners to further research information after class (grow their brains) for their own further learning and enjoyment. I encourage communication ALL the time! Voice, Chat, and on-camera communication.

My teaching style is adaptable as it is based on the premise that no two classes, Learners, or learning styles are the same. I do lean towards my live classes having interactivity, inquiry, laughter, and lively verbal discussion. It is well researched that many Learners tend to retain more class content while experiencing joy and actively participating in the class.

Inside My Class:
My classes are carefully and lovingly crafted by me. They are unique! My Tween and Teen games were created by me. My crazy rules. They change! I am unpredictable with my game rules. You have to keep up! Pay attention! They are all designed to have Tweens and Teens communicating and bonding through sharing their thoughts, laughing, and playing my unique often 'offbeat' changeable games.

My classes (where utilized) consist of visually appealing carefully crafted animated eye-catching PowerPoint lectures. I have also created interactive Google slide "classrooms" for my Wondercat flex class. I spend much time editing, creating, and animating many of the graphics myself using Paintshop Professional 7 and Animation Shop 3. Some of my Flex classes include a virtual interactive classroom concept for even more interactive fun! I also love music and will put on song audio samples at times as in Teen talk and Tween talk as a fun music message game!
I adore spending quality time with Tweens and Teens! I am a huge fan of music! All kinds and love talking about music, musicians and pop culture. My favourite TV series in this genre is "Glee". I am a big GLEE fan! I utilize soft toys, unusual character themed OOAK dolls, my pets, music, songs, sounds, and movement in my live Talk classes, "Wondercat" series, "Australian Animals" series, and in my "Everything Aussie" classroom where appropriate. It is not uncommon for me to sing along, or chair dance with the Tweens in Tween Talk or Teens in the Teen talk class!

I post links to appropriate video and audio links into the classroom before/after the class (as required) to aid learner enjoyment. I often post colouring pages (Bully Proof Me Superhero Me, Australian Animal, Wondercat, Positive Growth Mindset, Making Great Decisions and Self-Esteem), quotes, jokes, and visual reminders of some of the material covered to suit the class.

More About Me:
I enjoy teaching. I am a lifelong learner. I am a Mum. Australian Calisthenics Dance Mum. Karate Mum. Muso Mum. Performing Theatre Arts Mum. Digital Arts Mum. I draw DnD characters. I collect vintage 1970's Crissy dolls. I also collect and make OOAK dolls and OOAK "Steampunk/Victorian" style clothing. I have two cats. I have a lovely old dog (who thinks she is a cat).

Wishlist, Scheduling & Cancellation Advice:
Please DO request a class I do teach at a time that suits your learner/you. Please DO send me suggestions for new classes you might like me to teach your Learner!

Classes below the minimum enrolment on the Class Listing page may be cancelled with an option to reschedule or full refund. I always fully refund any classes that I might have to cancel (health, Internet, etc on my side). I find that Learners get more enjoyment out of classes when they have at least three other like-minded peers to interact and share with.

Classes will begin at the scheduled time, even if all learners are not in the classroom (unless there appears to be a technical issue for me). I will not contact absent learners during class time as I need to focus on the learners who are present. If no learners are in the classroom, at the scheduled time I will wait 10 minutes before exiting the classroom.

Transfer requests will be granted 24 hours before a scheduled class is due to begin. A transfer will not be done after the class has been completed. Please feel free to privately message me with questions.
Best Wishes!
Ms. Jenni

Message Provider

    Preferred contact method