"The paper shows the Tudor and Stuart family tree"

Below is a simplified family tree of the Tudors and Stuarts as it would appear in 1583, showing the line of succession.

 

 

The Tudor family tree
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumThe Tudor family tree - Credit: John Eckert

 

 

Below is a simplified family tree of the Tudors and Stuarts as it would appear in 1583, treating Anne Boleyn as a mistress rather than a wife, and so Elizabeth as illegitimate. Jane Seymour and Henry’s later wives are included because they came after Catharine of Aragon’s death. It is only his marriage to Anne Boleyn that was seen as illegitimate by the Catholic Church. This is how many Catholics viewed the line of succession.

 

 

The Tudor family tree according to catholics
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumThe Tudor family tree according to catholics - Credit: John Eckert