The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001)

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A dramatic documentary narrated and presented by controversial historian David Starkey about the lives as wives and Queens of the six wives of Tudor king Henry VIII.

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David Starkey ...
 Himself - Presenter (4 episodes, 2001)
Caroline Lintott ...
 Catherine Parr / ... (4 episodes, 2001)
David Fleeshman ...
 Cromwell / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
Simon Rose ...
 Prelate (3 episodes, 2001)
Benjamin Newby ...
 Prelate (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Catherine of Aragon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Henry VIII (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Henry VIII (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael Fitzgerald ...
 Thomas Wolsey (2 episodes, 2001)
Patricia Villa ...
 Dona Elvira (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lady (2 episodes, 2001)
Matthew Brennan ...
 Gentleman (2 episodes, 2001)
Marie Paramour ...
 Midwife (2 episodes, 2001)
Archie Hawkins ...
 Baby (2 episodes, 2001)
Nathan Vale ...
 Prelate (2 episodes, 2001)
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A dramatic documentary narrated and presented by controversial historian David Starkey about the lives as wives and Queens of the six wives of Tudor king Henry VIII.

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9 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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