The Six Queens Of Henry VIII

July 2016
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In 1539, after four failed marriages and only one sickly son and two daughters to succeed him, Henry VIII fell in love with seductive teenager Catherine Howard, first cousin of his second queen, Anne Boleyn. However, Catherine turned out to have a hidden sexual past. In the kindly, mature Catherine Parr he seemed to have found the perfect wife, but as historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones recall when she tried to push Henry into religious reform, she too came within hours of the executione...
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Historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones focus on the king's marriage to his third wife, Jane Seymour, who finally gave him the son he craved, but died within days of childbirth. Henry's joy turned to despair, and he chose to marry the German princess Anne of Cleves. However, he found her so ugly that he became impotent, with Thomas Cromwell paying for the fiasco with his head. (Part 3 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Class. tba) CC
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Henry married Anne Boleyn in 1533, after annulling his marriage to Katherine of Aragon in one of the most infamous divorce cases in English history. The second union revealed the contrasting extremes of Henry's character - incurable romantic and unhinged tyrant. As historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones recount, Anne ultimately proved to be too flirtatious, possessive, ambitious and headstrong to conform to being Queen and her fate was sealed when she failed to provide a male heir. (Part 2 ...
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This lavishly realised dramatic reconstruction showcases the duelling perspectives of two vibrant historians, bringing to life the experiences of Henry VIII's Six Queens to see what they saw, feel what they felt, each time capturing Henry at a different stage of his life and reign. This first episode focuses on Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first love whose failure to bear a son resulted in her downfall: a plot executed by Henry himself and Anne Boleyn, an intelligent and ambitious woman. (S.1 E...
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