Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence.
Lucy reveals the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite Katherine’s skill and devotion as his Queen, when she fails to give Henry the son he needs, he falls for Anne Boleyn.
As Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, Lucy sees him grow tired of Anne and fall for Jane Seymour. Anne’s fate is sealed: she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane. But Jane dies as soon as she gives birth to a son.
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived
Lucy presents the last 3 wives: Anne of Cleves, the one who was called ‘ugly;’ young Catherine Howard, revealing her tragic abusive childhood; and finally the far-from-saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.