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The Six Wives of Henry VIII 2001

  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 2001-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • 45 mins
  • 5 hours, 56 mins
  • English
  • Documentary

Queen, lover, mother, outcast, victim and survivor - this is how historian and series narrator David Starkey assigns the roles of the six wives of Britain's most famous monarch Henry VIII in the sexual intrigue and cut-throat power politics of his long reign from 1509 to 1547.

The series "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" takes a fresh approach and presents each wife's story from her perspective. Through the women's own words and powerful dramatizations, we learn that the wives were not pitiful victims or pawns but rather knowing players in a high-stakes game and remarkable individuals who managed to show great dignity even when facing exile and death.

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