Helen Castor presents an in depth and insightful series covering England's early Queens, from the High Middle Ages with Eleanor and get daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitane, through the Late... See full summary »
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.
Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. ... See full summary »
Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.
James Oliver Wheatley
I am no historian admittedly, but I do have an interest in the Tudors. I saw both this and The Six Wives of Henry the VIII, both presented by David Starkey and really liked them both. If I had a preference, I slightly prefer this but both were really interesting and well presented. The pacing is not the best there is, but it is never boring. Elizabeth is quite frankly wonderfully presented by Starkey, while the production values(costumes, photography, locations) are top drawer and the music is gorgeous. Elizabeth also benefits from being splendidly written, and the dramatisation is fine with Elizabeth particularly well done in what I consider a fairly demanding role in some respects. Overall, really well done and interesting. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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