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Britain’s Bloody Crown starts on Channel 5 on 7th January

Britains Bloody CrownJust to let you know that a four-part series on the Wars of the Roses starts on the UK's Channel 5 at 8pm on Thursday 7th January 2015 - Britain's Bloody Crown.

Blurb (from

Season 1 Episode 1 of 4
The Mad King New series. Historian Dan Jones tells the story of the Wars of the Roses, a 30-year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster during which the crown changed hands seven times. Using a combination of documentary and drama, he begins by looking at the reasons for the start of the conflict, revealing it was not caused by scheming Yorkists and belligerent Lancastrians trying to snatch the crown, but by two people fighting to preserve the rule of the ineffective King Henry VI - his smart French wife Margaret of Anjou and his powerful cousin Richard, Duke of York

I'm looking forward to watching this!


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  1. L

    It’s got the making of a really good historical series

  2. D

    #@$%&*! Another BBC series I’ll have to wait forever to see in the States…grump.

    1. C - Post Author

      I’ve been waiting to see if it comes on YouTube so I can share it on here, but no luck. It was a bit mixed, I know some Wars of the Roses historians who got very cross about it.

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Britain’s Bloody Crown starts on Channel 5 on 7th January