She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Show She-Wolves: England's Early Queens


Original run: 07.03.2012 — 21.03.2012
Country of origin: UK
Genre: History
Network: BBC FOUR
Watched by: 89 of 712 528
Total running time: 2 hours 57 minutes
Episode duration: 59
IMDB rating: 8 of 10 400


In the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in people's 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 Dr Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved.

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