This short film from Discovery TV parallels the material in our text. Use the two to support each other in your note-taking
Siefried Sassoon's poem "Suicide in the Trenches" is a brief and disturbing comment on innocent soldiers thrown into unbearable trench warfare.
This video uses a recording of Sassoon reading his own poem, and pairs it with a picture of Sassoon and animates the picture.
The effect: the video is pretty disturbing, just like the poem!
Part 1 - The church turns down Henry's request for a divorce
Part 2 - The English population is 'converted'
*Yep, that VIII is the Roman Numeral for Eignt (or in this case we say "eighth"). The "V" stands for five, then there are the three "I"s which are all one SO.... 5 + 3 equals 8.
* John's brother, as you may be able to tell.
Here is the History Channel's coverage of the Plague from its "History's Turning Points" series. It's quite good, makes important points about the plague's origins, its spread, how the disease affected people, and how individuals and the church responded. It might even help with your homework.
Frankly, though, I much prefer this shorter piece which, in less than 3 minutes, leaves a strong impression of the plague's most important impact. Thanks "Horrible Histories".