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Secrets of the Six Wives
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.
Lucy reveals the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite Katherine’s skill and devotion as his Queen, when she fails to give Henry the son he needs, he falls for Anne Boleyn.
2. Beheaded, Died
January 29, 2017
As Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, Lucy sees him grow tired of Anne and fall for Jane Seymour. Anne’s fate is sealed: she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane. But Jane dies as soon as she gives birth to a son.
3. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived
February 5, 2017
Lucy presents the last 3 wives: Anne of Cleves, the one who was called ‘ugly;’ young Catherine Howard, revealing her tragic abusive childhood; and finally the far-from-saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.