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Inside the Court of Henry VIII

January, 1547. The King of England's fetid, 400-pound frame lies on his deathbed, his nation left as rotten and broken as his body. Once Europe's most promising and enlightened prince, he squandered Britain's riches on futile wars, tore apart the centuries-old religious certainties of his people, and threw off the shackles of papal authority.

Inside the Court of Henry VIII

55m 41s

January 1547: The King of England's fetid 400-pound frame lies on his deathbed, his nation left as rotten and broken as his body. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized Henry VIII's court, where a man could find ultimate riches — or his head impaled on a traitor's spike.

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    Inside the Court of Henry VIII

    55m 41s

    January 1547: The King of England's fetid 400-pound frame lies on his deathbed, his nation left as rotten and broken as his body. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized Henry VIII's court, where a man could find ultimate riches — or his head impaled on a traitor's spike.

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    Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, he ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized his court.

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