Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved woman and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
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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