Mark Twain wrote “The Prince and the Pauper” about the young prince Edward in the days just before and just after the death of his father, Henry VIII. You can learn a lot about England in the time of Henry VIII and Edward VI by reading this book – plus, it’s a great story!
As you read, try to illustrate each scene by drawing pictures. Where did poor people live in the time of Henry VIII? What kind of work did poor people do? Where did rich people live? What clothes did people wear? How were criminals punished?
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