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Inside the Court of Henry VIII

Venture beyond the facade of his glamorous court to understand the danger and intrigue that routinely cost courtiers their heads.


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INSIDE THE COURT OF HENRY VIII, directed by Peter Chinn, gives insight into the intrigue and politics that underlay the royal court, examining the backdrop to one of the most famous and tyrannical reigns in British history, as well as the ongoing legacy of King Henry VIII.

Filmed on location at palaces and other places of historical significance—from Anne Boleyn’s childhood home at Hever Castle to the great buildings of Hampton Court,Lambeth Palace and The Tower of London—the documentary provides five historians’ expert commentary on the reality of life under King Henry VIII interspersed with sumptuous dramatic reconstructions of key events that shaped the period. Opening at the end of Henry’s reign, with the irascible 400-pound king on his deathbed, the program tells the story of his life, beginning as a young, carefree prince, and explores his four-decade rule through some of the most turbulent periods in British history.shows that reality is equally as engaging as fiction.”

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Aired: 2015-04-08 01:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-PG

Go inside the rivalry-ridden court of iconic English king, Henry VIII.