Britain's Bloody CrownHDClosed Captioning
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Nearly 600 years ago, England was ripped asunder by a series of bloody battles for the throne. The Wars of the Roses, as the conflicts became known, were fought between the rival houses of Lancaster and York as they contended for supremacy. Over the course of three decades, the crown changed hands seven times, and thousands of people were slaughtered. It was one of the most turbulent and violent periods in British history. Presented by award-winning journalist and acclaimed historian Dan Jones (Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty), this four-part documentary reveals the true history of the Wars of the Roses like never before. Scripted reenactments combine with Jones’s unique storytelling to bring to life a tale of human frailties, rivalries, forced hands, and sheer luck that changed Britain and the monarchy forever.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Mad King||Henry VI was one of England’s weakest kings. After he lost the last of the Plantagenet lands in France, he fell into a catatonic stupor, unable to rule. Two people fought for control in Henry’s place: his French wife, Margaret of Anjou, and his cousin, Richard, Duke of York.||45:25||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Kingmaker Must Die||Six years into the Wars of the Roses, Henry VI had his throne snatched away by Edward IV. The man who helped Edward was Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. But Warwick soon became consumed by greed for power and turned on Edward, plunging the country into anarchy.||45:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Princes Must Die||One of the most famous events of the Wars of the Roses was the killing of 12-year-old King Edward V and his younger brother, Richard: the so-called “Princes in the Tower.” Their deaths were almost certainly orchestrated by their uncle, Richard III. What led him to descend from a military leader to a tyrant?||45:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Mother's Love||For almost three decades, Margaret Beaufort took control of her destiny to protect herself and her son from the anarchy that consumed England. She arranged smart marriages, swapped sides, and did whatever it took to remain safe and put her son, Henry VII, on the throne.||45:24||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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The narrator presents every fact with breathless excitement or dark foreboding. It get old quickly.
Loved this...then again I’m a History geek. I enjoyed Dan showing both sides....usually with the War of Roses you get the Richardians or Lancasters side only. I also enjoyed revisiting Sandal, Ludlow, etc. Great job.