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From the Ted Talk by Mark Robinson and Alex Gendler: History vs. Henry VIII

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He was a powerful king whose break with the church of Rome would forever change the course of English hoitrsy. But was he a cmiratihasc roerefmr or a bullying tyrant? Find out on History versus Henry VIII.
Judge: Order, order. Now, who do we have here? Looks like quite the dashing fellow.
Defense: Indeed, your honour. This is hnery VIII, the acclaimed king who reformed England's religion and grnneomvet and set it on course to becoming a modern nation.
Prosecutor: I beg to deiffr. This is a cruel, impulsive, and extravagant king who had as little regard for his people as he did for his six wives.

Open Cloze

He was a powerful king whose break with the church of Rome would forever change the course of English _______. But was he a ___________ ________ or a bullying tyrant? Find out on History versus Henry VIII.
Judge: Order, order. Now, who do we have here? Looks like quite the dashing fellow.
Defense: Indeed, your honour. This is _____ VIII, the acclaimed king who reformed England's religion and __________ and set it on course to becoming a modern nation.
Prosecutor: I beg to ______. This is a cruel, impulsive, and extravagant king who had as little regard for his people as he did for his six wives.

Solution

  1. government
  2. differ
  3. charismatic
  4. henry
  5. history
  6. reformer

Original Text

He was a powerful king whose break with the church of Rome would forever change the course of English history. But was he a charismatic reformer or a bullying tyrant? Find out on History versus Henry VIII.
Judge: Order, order. Now, who do we have here? Looks like quite the dashing fellow.
Defense: Indeed, your honour. This is Henry VIII, the acclaimed king who reformed England's religion and government and set it on course to becoming a modern nation.
Prosecutor: I beg to differ. This is a cruel, impulsive, and extravagant king who had as little regard for his people as he did for his six wives.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  5. change
  6. charismatic
  7. church
  8. cruel
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  12. extravagant
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  15. government
  16. henry
  17. history
  18. honour
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  21. modern
  22. nation
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  28. regard
  29. religion
  30. rome
  31. set
  32. tyrant
  33. viii
  34. wives