Secrets of the Six Wives

Secrets of the Six Wives

DVD - 2017
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Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley travels back in time to the Tudor Court of England's Henry VIII to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of his six wives. Combining drama based on eyewitness accounts and historical sources with Lucy's own contemporary historical commentary, it is these women's stories that Lucy sets out to uncover, witness, and explore.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
ISBN: 9781531700287
1531700284
Branch Call Number: DVD 942.052 SECRETS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 168 min. ) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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video file,DVD video

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waterfeather
Sep 12, 2018

A fun series to watch - and makes it easier to keep track of who's who - the list got long with ol Henry the serial killer. I enjoyed the format used to go back and forth in time.

Not Dr. Worsley's best work, but still done well. She provides fly-on-the-wall observations and narratives as historical events are reenacted around her. I was relieved that the dramatization wasn't over-done, as it is all-too-often (and all-to-easily!) done.

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gingercat108
Oct 04, 2017

I saw this on TV, and it was worthwhile having a re-watch. Was very interesting portrayal of each wife. Very well narrated, acted and gorgeous costumes (poor laundry staff of the time...).

Erm... what else did Henry VIII do other than manipulate to get rid of/trade-in his current wife.
Oh yea, he started a church in order to do that (...no extra comment from me!).

Made me sympathetic for the superceded Queen/s.

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graybear2
Apr 08, 2017

Interesting, and done in a somewhat different format that keeps you interested. Highly recommended for teaching that certain period in history.

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