Television: Henry & Catherine & Anne & Jane & Anne, Etc.

King Henry VIII fulminated and fornicated across the landscape of 16th century England, leaving behind a legacy both glorious and gory. Henry expanded his realm by bringing in Wales and Ireland. He gave England poetry, music, art and literature. Henry also gave it Protestantism, six queens, two royal beheadings, three heirs, countless bastard children—and nearly bankrupted the country in the process.

Now, fortunately, the BBC and CBS are giving American viewers Henry in a brilliant six-part pageant entitled The Six Wives of Henry VIII, that began Sunday, Aug. 1.

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