Britain's Bloody Crown
Presented by acclaimed historian Dan Jones (Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty), this four-part documentary reveals the true history of the Wars of the Roses like never before. Scripted reenactments combine with Jones’s unique storytelling to bring to life a tale of human frailties, rivalries, and sheer luck that changed Britain forever.
1. The Mad King
Henry VI was one of England’s weakest kings. After he lost the last of the Plantagenet lands in France, he fell into a catatonic stupor, unable to rule.
2. The Kingmaker Must Die
Six years into the Wars of the Roses, Henry VI had his throne snatched away by Edward IV. The man who helped Edward was Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.
3. The Princes Must Die
One of the most famous events of the Wars of the Roses was the killing of 12-year-old King Edward V and his brother, Richard: the so-called “Princes in the Tower.”