Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Unlike the 1970s dramatic series of the same name, this 2001 version of The Six Wives of Henry VIII told the story of the Tudor monarch's tempestuous reign (1509 to 1547) from the viewpoint of the women in his life. Hosted by British historian David Starkey, the series was a heady combination of sober statistics and lively dramatized reenactments. Originally telecast by the U.K.'s Channel 4 in four parts beginning October 23, 2001, the miniseries devoted its first episode to Catherine of Aragon, the second to Anne Boleyn, the third to Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, and the fourth to Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. The Six Wives of Henry VIII was seen in America via PBS beginning July 16, 2003, this time as a two-parter (two episodes per telecast, that is).
beheading, king, queen [royalty], royalty, throne