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Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets

Season 1
Out of the chaos, darkness, and violence of the Middle Ages, one family seized control of England, holding on to power and ruthlessly crushing all competition for more than 300 years. Through dramatic reenactments, historical documents, and masterful storytelling, this docu-drama tells a tale more shocking and brutal than anything found in fiction.
IMDb 7.920144 episodes
X-Ray16+
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Betrayal
    November 27, 2014
    45min
    13+
    Warrior, empire-builder, and founder of the dynasty, Henry II transforms England from a war zone into a superpower. But murder and betrayal by his own family puts in jeopardy everything he has achieved.
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  2. S1 E2 - Hatred
    December 4, 2014
    45min
    16+
    To Henry III, Simon de Montfort once seemed to be the savior of his kingdom, but enmity between the two men now spirals the country towards civil war. Key to this contest are the barons, who wish to exact from Henry new rules for his kingdom.
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  3. S1 E3 - Revenge
    December 11, 2014
    45min
    16+
    Edward II's shortsighted obsessions lead to a life filled will political violence, bloodlust, and revenge. At first his queen, Isabella of France, is a loyal young wife. What turns her into the "she-wolf" that history branded her, ready to take up arms against the king?
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  4. S1 E4 - Tyranny
    December 18, 2014
    45min
    16+
    The story of the Plantagenets reaches its catastrophic climax under the most vicious of them all, the boy-king Richard II. A hero after he crushes the Peasants' Revolt, the 14-year-old ruler launches a reign of terror that threatens to bring down the whole dynasty.
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Content advisory
Nudityviolencesexual content
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Oliver TwinchJames Tovell
Producers
David WilsonOliver TwinchJames Tovell
Starring
Dan Jones
Studio
RLJ EntertainmentAMC Plus Independent
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