A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty
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James Maxwell ...
 Henry VII / ... 13 episodes, 1972
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 Elizabeth of York / ... 8 episodes, 1972
Hugh Sullivan ...
 Earl of Oxford 7 episodes, 1972
Denis Carey ...
 Cardinal Morton / ... 6 episodes, 1972
Marigold Sharman ...
 Margaret Beaufort 6 episodes, 1972
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

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Remake of Tower of London: The Innocent (1969) See more »

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Neglected and never repeated
30 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Henry Tudor was second only to his Granddaughter, Elizabeth I as a successful monarch. Unfortunately, his latter years were bitter and overshadowed by illness. Further, his son, the future Henry VIII lived in his shadow and did much to outdo and erase his father's legacy. He was also cast by wishful thinkers as the murderer of the Princes in the Tower because they want to re-invent the worthless Richard III. The problem for the BBC when they wanted to complete their coverage of the Tudors, following The Six Wives and Elizabeth R series, is that Henry VIIIth claimed many of his father's achievements as his own and did much to bury the personal history. Thus, the writers of this series had little material to flesh out Tudor's rise from obscurity to creation of a dynasty, defeating his enemies and becoming a millionaire. So, notwithstanding a good cast and, potentially, a much more exciting story, the project was dogged by wordy and worthy scripts making an under-performing prequel to the bloodier dramas. This story needs a remake! A valiant effort at portraying the least bloodthirsty of the Tudors, but somewhat bloodless!


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