The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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ueen, lover, mother, outcast, victim and survivor -- this is how historian and series narrator David Starkey assigns the roles of the six wives of Britain's most famous monarch Henry VIII in the sexual intrigue and cut-throat power politics of his long reign from 1509 to 1547. The series THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII takes a fresh approach and presents each wife's story from her perspective. Through the women's own words and powerful dramatizations, we learn that the wives were not pitiful victims or pawns but rather knowing players in a high-stakes game and remarkable individuals who managed to show great dignity even when facing exile and death.

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To order the companion book "Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII" by narrator David Starkey, please call 1-800-336-1917 or order online at Shop Thirteen.

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Tune In! July 16th and 23rd, 9 p.m. ET -- check local listings
Tune In! July 16th and 23rd, 9 p.m. ET -- check local listings

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Behind the Scenes
Discover how this actress became one of Henry's wives.
Meet Caroline Lintott
How do you know that you're walking where Henry VIII walked?

Host David Starkey discusses the making of SIX WIVES.
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