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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir.

Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains essentially lonely.

Adapted from the successful BBC TV series, with Keith Michell reprising his award-winning role.

Release date:

1 hour, 59 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Nov 2015 06:15

BBC History: Henry VIII

Henry VIII is one of the most famous kings in English history. His break with the papacy in Rome established the Church of England and began the Reformation.
Read Henry VIII's profile on the BBC History site


Role Contributor
Henry VIIIKeith Michell
Thomas CromwellDonald Pleasence
Anne BoleynCharlotte Rampling
Jane SeymourJane Asher
Katherine of AragonFrances Cuka
Catherine HowardLynne Frederick
Anne of ClevesJenny Bos
Catherine ParrBarbara Leigh-Hunt
NorfolkMichael Gough
SuffolkBrian Blessed
Thomas MoreMichael Goodliffe
CranmerBernard Hepton
ProducerRoy Baird
WriterIan Thorne
DirectorWaris Hussein