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Britain's Bloody Crown 

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Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.
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Series cast summary:
Dan Jones ...  Himself - Presenter 4 episodes, 2016
Steffan Boje ...  Richard, Duke of York 3 episodes, 2016
James Oliver Wheatley ...  Earl of Warwick 3 episodes, 2016
Darren Bransford ...  Richard III 2 episodes, 2016
Tom Durant Pritchard ...  Edward IV 2 episodes, 2016
Constantin Florescu ...  Edmund, Duke of Somerset 2 episodes, 2016
Adina Galupa ...  Elizabeth Woodville 2 episodes, 2016
Voicu Hetel Voicu Hetel ...  Henry VI 2 episodes, 2016
Deliu Ionut Deliu Ionut ...  Bow Master 2 episodes, 2016
Alexandra Popescu Alexandra Popescu ...  Margaret of Anjou 2 episodes, 2016
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Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.

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7 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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The Blind Leading The Blind
30 October 2018 | by momurr43See all my reviews

I have just watched Episode 3, "The Princes Must Die", and I feel so incensed that I must write this brief review. We see the two young 'Princes in the Tower', Edward and Richard. The older boy, Edward, who was only 12, looks about 16. Dan Jones's narration tells us that rumors were circulating that, among other things, the boys may have been 'drowned in a vat of wine'. ( That was the boys' uncle George, Duke of Clarence.) And we see Richard III at his coronation with short hair and a full beard. Richard had long hair and was clean-shaven. Has nobody involved with this production ever seen any of the surviving contemporary or near-contemporary portraits of Richard III? They've been all over the world ever since his remains were discovered in a car-park here in Leicester. (That was back in 2012. This series was made in 2015.) With enormous effort I resist the temptation to cry "Off with their heads!" But I wish that while the people responsible for this travesty still do have their heads they would open their eyes and use them.


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