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She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Season 1
8.020127+
Beginning 800 years ago, women who attempted to wear England's crown were thwarted, betrayed, imprisoned and condemned until the day came when England had no choice but to name a female monarch. She-Wolves: England's Early Queens explores the lives of seven English queens who challenged male power, the fierce and fiery reactions they provoked, and whether, in fact, much has changed.
Starring
Helen Castor (Presenter)
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Matilda and Eleanor
    March 7, 2012
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The first woman to attempt to claim the English throne, Matilda--daughter of Henry I, granddaughter of William the Conqueror--was hours away from her coronation in 1141 when an angry mob chased her away. Her daugter-in-law, Eleanor of Aquitaine, led a rebellion against her own husband. Neither won the crown, but both ensured that the dynasty would continue.
  2. 2. Isabella and Margaret
    March 14, 2012
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Isabella and Margaret were both young French girls and political pawns when they were married to English kings: Isabella to Edward II in the 14th century, Margaret to Henry VI 100 years later. Isabella was accused of murder and Margaret of plunging England into the Wars of the Roses. Shakespeare later dubbed Margaret "She-wolf of France."
  3. 3. Jane, Mary and Elizabeth
    March 21, 2012
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In 1553, the death of a 15-year-old boy caused an unprecedented political crisis. Edward VI was Henry VIII's only male heir. For the first time in English history, all the contenders for his crown were female: Lady Jane Grey, the staunchly Catholic Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I, who showed how capably and gloriously a woman could rule.

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Directors
Lucy Swingler
Producers
Sam AnthonyRoss Wilson
Network
Acorn Media
Amazon Maturity Rating
7+ Older Kids. Learn more