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Documentary series featuring dramatic reconstruction in which Lucy Worsley revisits key events in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives, revealing how each attempted to exert influence on the king and the Tudor court. Lucy delves into records of private moments and personal feelings in the women's lives that ended up shaping the course of history.

This episode follows the emotional and physical struggles of Katherine of Aragon as she strove to give Henry the male heir he so desired. As Henry's eye wandered over the women at court, Anne Boleyn, not wishing to be cast aside as her sister Mary had been, repeatedly rejected the king's advances and insisted on marriage.

Henry set about trying to arrange an annulment, but Katherine was defiant and passionately defended her position.

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Sun 15 Jul 2018 23:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterLucy Worsley
Katherine of AragonPaola Bontempi
King Henry VIIIScott Arthur
Anne BoleynClaire Cooper
Charles BrandonOrlando James
Maud ParrNatalie Grady
Maria de SalinasBea Segura
Mary BoleynTiffany Ceri
Henry NorrisNicholas Agnew
Thomas HawleySam Phillips
Princess MaryScarlett Cecil
PhysicianJamie De Courcey
Anne SavageSophie Bleasdale
Production CompanyWall to Wall South Ltd
Executive ProducerEmma Hindley
Executive ProducerLeanne Klein
DirectorRussell England
WriterChloe Moss
ProducerBen Evans
ProducerKatie Greening
EditorAmanda Baxter

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