Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb unfolds the extraordinary story of the tumultuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Using first-hand accounts from the time and visiting the places where Henry and Anne lived, the series delves into the passionate and volatile relationship that sent a queen to her death, amputated England from Europe, and led to hundreds of years of religious conflict.. Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb unfolds the extraordinary story of the tumultuous love affair between Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, and asks: Was it really love that brought them together? And was it love that tore them apart? Using first- hand accounts from the time and visiting the places where Henry and Anne lived and stayed, the series delves into this passionate and volatile relationship--one which would send a queen to her death, amputate England from Europe, and lead to hundreds of years of religious conflict.
Suzannah's journey takes her from Anne's childhood home in Hever, Kent to a French palace where Anne spent her formative years. She visits Hampton Court, where Henry built the Great Hall for his new queen, and the Tower of London, where he had Anne beheaded. Suzannah argues against many of the established theories and notions on Henry and Anne, revealing a very different story of their tragic marriage while attempting to answer many of the questions that are still fiercely debated. Was Henry really as monstrous as he is often portrayed? And was Anne a cunning, deviant woman who used her feminine wiles to manipulate a king?