The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Five – Current Event

In Chapter 5 of The Prince and the Pauper, “Edward’s” behavior is very concerning to Henry VIII and other individuals within the palace. Why can he all of a sudden no longer remember details about his life?! Today our current event blog explores…

SUDDEN MEMORY LOSS

In the chapter, Henry and other members of his staff test “Edward” (actually Tom) to see what he can and cannot remember. He’s able to remember Latin and who his father is, yet he is unable to remember French and other details about his life. Why could this be? Henry comes to the conclusion that it is due to overstudying, and that “Edward” needs to take a break from school in order to destress and regain his memory. Obviously we as readers know that it is not actually Edward experiencing memory loss, but actually an entirely different person. But this still led me to a few questions: What causes sudden memory loss? Are there real-life examples of people who have experienced this sensation? Would a scenario like this be possible in real life? Keep reading or watch the video below to see what I found out.

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Five – Historical Tidbit

In Chapter 5 of The Prince and the Pauper, we are introduced to a character who Henry VIII absolutely loathes. However, Mark Twain gives the readers little to no background information on him. Today we explore the man whose death was Henry VIII’s dying wish…

The Duke of Norfolk

Was the Duke of Norfolk really a real historical figure? Was he actually placed in the tower? Was Henry VIII actually obsessed with having him killed? Watch the video for more information.

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Five – Vocabulary

If you ever get the opportunity to meet someone royal in person, it’s probably pretty important to know how to speak to them. Both past and present royals have specific titles that you are required to address them by. Today for our Chapter 5 vocab words, we are examining…

lord, master, highness, grace, liege, worship, majesty

Depending on your familiarity with the language used with royals, you may or may not have already known that all of these words can be used as titles to address kings, queens, princes, and princesses. Throughout The Prince and the Pauper, we see these terms frequently used in different ways. But they essentially all mean the same thing. Read the blog or watch the video for more info!