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Saturday 11th April 2009 7pm-8pm Channel 4 HD
To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, Dr David Starkey presents a vivid four-part biography which goes inside the mind of Henry. This is not the story of Henry and his six wives, but an unprecedented examination of the inner life of a pivotal figure in British history.
David Starkey follows the dramatic events of Henry's childhood, events that shaped his personality and his attitude to kingship.
In 1485, on the field at Bosworth, Henry's father, Henry Tudor, seized the crown from the defeated Yorkist king Richard III.
To us, this event marks the end of the Wars of the Roses but to contemporaries it was not clear that this bitter dynastic struggle was truly over. Henry, Tudor's second son, was created Duke of York to link the royal house to the defeated faction.
But Henry had a rival in the shape of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be the real Duke of York and rightful king. Henry Tudor would have to defend his throne twice in battle, and his son's life depended on the outcome.
The death of his brother Arthur made Henry Prince of Wales, and his father's heir and rival.
Format : MKV
PlayTime : 48mn 10s
VideoCodec : x264
Bit rate : 5261kbps
Width : 1280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display Aspect ratio: 16/9
Frame rate : 25fps
AudioCodec : AC3
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Language : English
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