Catherine, Henry VIII's wife, has been unable to produce an heir to the throne. Henry, having fallen in love with Anne Boleyn, asks the Pope to grant him a divorce. The King is backed by everyone except the highly regarded sir Thomas More. When Cardinal Wolsey, Chancellor of England, names More as his successor, it becomes increasingly important for Henry to get More's support. But More cannot be swayed; Henry demands the clergy renounce the Pope and name him the head of the Church of England. Cromwell, leader of the divorce campaign, frames More, forcing him to resign as Chancellor. Eventually, More is brought to trial, found guilty of treason, and beheaded. This video presents a vivid illustration of Thomas More's integrity. Also available as video vc 1052.
Media ID: 61151
Length: 120 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult