This lesson is designed to give WJEC English Literature A Level students an excellent understanding of the turbulent succession of the monarchy during Shakespeare’s lifetime. The PowerPoint is visually appealing and informs about the Kings and Queens important to a thorough understanding of King Lear. The resource tracks the turbulence created by Henry VIII’s movement from Catholicism to Protestantism and tracks this turbulence until the succession of James I to the throne. An understanding of Tudor monarchy moving into Stewart monarchy is essential if students are to engage with context. The PowerPoint also introduces The Divine Right of Kings.