6 Wives Of Henry Viii With Lucy Worsley

June 2017
54:38

Season 1 Episode 3

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Henry VIII's first date with Anne of Cleves is a disaster when she fails to recognise Henry, who is dressed as Robin Hood. He claims to courtiers that she's not what he expected. Observing their disastrous wedding night, Lucy describes Henry's success at annulling the wedding due to non-consummation. Middle-aged Henry marries teenage Catherine Howard two weeks later. Catherine had been having what would now be called abusive relationships with a number of men, one of them a courtier. When rumou...
May 2017
55:09

Season 1 Episode 2

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Lucy Worsley observes Katherine and Henry arguing as the Queen is refusing to accept his plans to defy the Church and marry Anne. Although Anne isn't popular with the people, Henry moves Katherine and their daughter, Mary, to Windsor Castle. With a new form of Christianity emerging in Europe - Protestantism - Henry begins to see how he could be head of his own church and marry Anne. Lucy watches as Anne dares to ask Henry to remain faithful to her, and Anne discovers what it's like to be marrie...
55:08

Season 1 Episode 1

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The story of Henry VIII's six wives is simultaneously the most and least famous in English history. Historian Lucy Worsley explores the lives of the six wives by witnessing the world they lived in for herself. Lucy catapults back five centuries to do what she does best: convey the living, breathing history of one of the most emotional and dramatic stories from England's past. Young Henry VIII and his first wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon, were a passionate couple. Lucy follows Ka...
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