Episode 3 - Monarch to Monster
The series concludes with a look at the medical history of Henry VIII and how it may or may not have impacted his mental state. Rebellions take place in the north due to changes in religion and Henry VIII does not react well to that. Henry VIII soon becomes the large man history knows him as. His advisor Thomas Cromwell has to start looking over his shoulder as an arranged marriage does not bring Henry VIII joy or a spare heir.
The medical side of things with Henry VIII, is very interesting and could be a three part documentary too, this particular episode tackles the ulcer on his leg as well as the possibility that he suffered from diabetes. Diabetes could account for the madness. It also discusses what was used to move Henry around the palace. There is another documentary that tried to tackle the medical issues, and this is a documentary that Lucy Worsley took part in. This is a bonus documentary that you can check out and the link is here.
If you need some research into Henry VIII for a class lecture, I recommend you use this documentary just for the fact it offers another perspective on Henry VIII, more so than the typical "Henry VIII was a madman."
I created several questions to go with this documentary. Just copy and paste them into a word document to distribute in the classroom just in case you decide to use this series in the classroom. Since there's a lot available out there on Henry VIII, I want the student to have a chance to reflect on what they learned about Henry VIII. You can format anyway you want.
For use in the classroom: just highlight, copy and paste into a word document or a google document for use in the classroom. You can easily format these questions to your specifications.
Link to the YouTube video is here.
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