In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »
Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »
Based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Druon, Les Rois maudits (The Cursed Kings) is the second television adaptation of this seven-volume book which is widely agreed to be an ... See full summary »
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I don't think it is perfect, but it is very good. David Starkey is very informative, in providing the insight into the life of Henry VIII. Some of the stuff, I admit I already knew from school, but there was added information that I never knew before, so I found it interesting. I thought there were some lovely locations and costumes, however, I wasn't entirely impressed with some of the actors. The actress of Anne Boleyn wasn't sincere enough, and it seemed as though they had two actors for Thomas Cromwell. I liked the actress of Katherine of Aragon, and although I have seen superior portrayals, the actor of Henry VIII himself did more than adequately. One definite thing I liked was the music, very haunting and beautiful over some scenes, particularly in the scene with Jane Seymour's body being carried on the boat. Overall, I liked the series a lot, so I will give it a 8/10 Bethany Cox.
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