The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

DVD - 2006
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A chronicle of England's turbulent years of the early 16th century, recounting the life and times of the vibrant and lusty King Henry VIII in a cycle of six plays.
Publisher: [S.l.] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
ISBN: 9781419821011
1419821016
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 S625ta1
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Janice21383
Mar 07, 2018

No one TV series is going to be able to tell the whole truth about Henry VIII, let alone his six wives, who were different from one another as women of their class could be. But sorry, The Tudors fans, this is still the best version of the story. The production is low budget TV, and the wives were more politically sophisticated and manipulative than is mostly portrayed here. But the writing, acting, and casting are first rate. Katherine of Aragon is for once short, pale skinned, and red haired, as she should be.

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poodlegirl
Apr 08, 2017

Interesting and, I believe, quite accurate. How amazing to witness the portrayel of what this man could have been had he not been so obesely fat and unhealthy...and egotistical (which comes with the territory and wasn't unusual in the royals at that time).

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