Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. This miniseries combines drama and historical comment.
Part 1: “Divorced”
Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn.
Part 2: “Beheaded, Died”
Henry VIII breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne Boleyn, but he soon falls for Jane Seymour.
Part 3: “Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”
Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called “ugly”; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far-from-saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.
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