David Starkey explores Henry VIII's accession to the throne in 1509 and why he was originally greeted with great rejoicing but by his death 38 years later he had earned the reputation of a tyrannical and ruthless tyrant. Illuminating and well presented documentary of the abuse of power and how absolute power corrupts even the best of intentions.
Did You Know?
Roger Ashton-Griffiths plays the role Cardinal Wolsey. He has also played Sir John Hutton in "The Tudors", a TV show that also centers on King Henry VIII. See more