She-Wolves: England's Early Queens (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)

Dr Helen Castor

Dr Helen Castor, historian and presenter, explores the role of queens in Medieval and Tudor England. Read More

Product details
  • DVD
    Product Type:
  • 1
    Discs:
  • Genre:
  • 180 mins
    Running Time:
  • Yes
    Special Features:
  • 16:9 Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio:
  • All
    Region:
  • PAL
    Format:
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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  • 7th November 2012
    Release Date:
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  • $29.95
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Overview

In the Medieval and Tudor world there was no question in peoples’ minds about the order of God’s creation – men ruled and women didn’t. A King was a warrior who literally fought to win power then battled to keep it.



Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule medieval and Tudor England. In this series historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term ‘She Wolves’ was deserved.

From Matilda, the first woman who came within a hairs breadth of being crowned Queen of England in her own right, to the glorious reign of Elizabeth I, Helen looks at the dramatic, often violent, lives of the women who pursued power between them. These are the stories of Matilda, Eleanor, Isabella, Margaret and the Tudor queens - Jane, Mary and Elizabeth. They are tales of dynastic strife, marriage, motherhood divorce and betrayal but also of courage and struggling to operate in world of double standards. And to explore these extraordinary women’s stories is to see not just how far we’ve come but how little has changed.

Episodes:

  1. Matilda and Eleanor
  2. Isabella and Margaret
  3. Jane, Mary and Elizabeth

Special Features:
    • Subtitles include English for the hard of hearing
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Barcode: 9322225098701

Product Reviews (1)

08 Feb 2013 17:56 AEST
Ian Bull
from: Melrose Park
Rating:

Brilliant documentary it encouraged me to do further research so i read Alison Weir's book "Queen Isabella" which was a fascinating insight to medieval history of England's past I will now purchase the dvd

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