Filmed on location at palaces and other places of historical significance - Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle to the great buildings of Hampton Court, Lambeth Palace and The Tower of London - the documentary provides five historians' expert commentary on the reality of life under King Henry VIII interspersed with sumptuous dramatic reconstructions of key events that shaped the period.
Arlington, Va. – May 12, 2015 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing Inside the Court of Henry VIII on DVD. The program, directed by Peter Chinn, gives insight into the intrigue and politics that underlay the royal court, examining the backdrop to one of the most famous and tyrannical reigns in British history, as well as the ongoing legacy of King Henry VIII.
Inside the Court of Henry VIII will be available on DVD June 16, 2015. The run time of the DVD is approximately 60 minutes and its SRP is $24.99. The program will also be available for digital download.
Filmed on location at palaces and other places of historical significance—from Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle to the great buildings of Hampton Court, Lambeth Palace and The Tower of London—the documentary provides five historians' expert commentary on the reality of life under King Henry VIII interspersed with sumptuous dramatic reconstructions of key events that shaped the period. Opening at the end of Henry's reign, with the irascible 400-pound king on his deathbed, the program tells the story of his life, beginning as a young, carefree prince, and explores his four-decade rule through some of the most turbulent periods in British history.
Expert commentary provided by: Dr. Tracy Borman, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces; Dr. Robert Hutchinson, Author and Historian; Susan Ronald, Author and Historian; Chris Skidmore MP, Author and Historian; Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford
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