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

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He was a powerful king whose break with the ______ of Rome would forever change the course of English history. But was he a charismatic reformer or a ________ tyrant? Find out on _______ versus Henry VIII. Judge: _____, order. Now, who do we have here? Looks like quite the dashing fellow. Defense: Indeed, your honour. This is Henry VIII, the _________ king who reformed England's religion and government 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. church
  2. acclaimed
  3. order
  4. bullying
  5. history
  6. differ

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.

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