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Secrets of the Six Wives

Description

This documentary hosted by historian Lucy Worsley explores the key life events of Henry VIII's six wives. Drama reconstructions, written by Chloe Moss, bring the romance, scandal and tragedy of the marriages to life, while Worsley provides her contemporary historical comment as she appears alongside the actors in costume. In a male-dominated environment each queen found her own way of exerting influence. Worsley reveals each woman's story and gives a fresh perspective on the king himself. Beginning with his first wife Katherine of Aragon, the host retells the struggles that the pair faced when trying to produce an heir.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Divorced

    Henry VIII's first wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon, navigates emotional and physical struggles to give Henry the heir he needs to continue his own dynasty. (60 minutes)

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  • Beheaded, Died

    Henry marries Anne, but soon falls for Jane Seymour; after Anne is executed, Henry marries Jane who dies after giving birth to a son. (60 minutes)

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  • Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

    Henry VIII's last three wives -- Anne of Cleves, young Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr. (60 minutes)

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