The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II (2016)

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Synopsis

After the Battle of St Albans, Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne. Henry negotiates to keep the crown for his lifetime but agrees to disinherit his son Prince Edward. Margaret is outraged and attacks Plantagenet at his house, slaughtering the duke and his youngest son Edmund. Elder brothers Edward, George and Richard escape and swear to avenge the murders and destruction of their house. —Rotten Tomatoes Continue reading “The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II (2016)”

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Versailles season2 (2017)

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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world – Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things. Continue reading “Versailles season2 (2017)”

The Lion in Winter (1968) / Angevin Empire

Synopsis

Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, Anjou, Angevin Empire, the play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus, who was the son of Eleanor’s ex-husband, Louis VII of France (by his third wife, Adelaide). Also involved is Philip’s half-sister Alais (by Louis VII’s second wife Constance), who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry’s mistress. –wiki Continue reading “The Lion in Winter (1968) / Angevin Empire”

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part 1 (2016)

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Synopsis

Against the backdrop of wars in France, the English nobility quarrel. News of the English defeat at Orleans reaches the duke of Gloucester and other nobles. After the funeral of Henry V, his son, the infant Henry VI, is proclaimed king. Seventeen years later, Henry sits on the throne whilst the rivalries at court continue – Plantagenet has learned of his own strong claim to the crown.–RottenTomatoes Continue reading “The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part 1 (2016)”

The White Princess (2017)

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Richard III has been killed in the Battle of Bosworth, and his niece Elizabeth of York  must marry the new king Henry Tudor to finally end the Wars of the Roses. Lizzie bears him a son, Arthur, but Henry’s rule remains less than secure. He imprisons young Edward “Teddy”, the son of George, Duke of Clarence in the Tower, and sends Lizzie’s mother, the Queen Dowager Elizabeth to Bermondsey Abbey.

Lizzie and Henry have a daughter, Margaret and a son, Henry. Rebellion builds as a boy claiming to be the lost Richard appears and is acknowledged by Lizzie’s aunt, Margaret of Burgundy. His claim is embraced by James IV of Scotland and other monarchs. After the death of the Dowager Queen Elizabeth, Lizzie inspires Henry’s men to fight against the pretender. Henry is ultimately triumphant. Charged as traitors, Warbeck and Teddy are executed. Continue reading “The White Princess (2017)”

Vikings season 3 & 4 / Vikings in West Francia

Vikings in West Francia / Vikings season 3 & 4

  • Kings of West FranciaThe First Viking attack on Paris in 845

 

  • Rolf the Ganger, or Rollo raided the region of Neustria in 877.
  • The King Charles died in 877 and left the city in a chaotic state. As a result, several different rulers’ unsuccessfully reigned for short periods and all failed to create a defense against the raging Vikings. At last, in 884, the King of Germany and Italy Charles the Fat took the throne of Frankia.
  • The Second Viking Siege of Paris 885-886

 

  • Rollo returned to the lands of Frankia in 911.