The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

A Bloody Crown

DVD - 2011
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Using battle-filled re-enactments and interviews with expert historians, this two-part documentary series brings to vivid life the fascinating true stories behind Britain's bloody civil wars. It includes detailed re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, forensic investigations and animated maps.
Publisher: [London] : Simply Media TV ; Port Washington, NY : Distributed by Entertainment One, [2011]
ISBN: 9781417234417
1417234415
Branch Call Number: DVD 942. 04 WAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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kevfarley Dec 10, 2014

A tedious voice-over recitation of the ins and outs of 30 years of two factions contending for the English throne.
I feel that the visuals are not much relevant to the text, nor very useful in helping our understanding. (But the maps were O.K.)
The 'extras' were somewhat more interesting.

Kev's PICkS: See "The White Queen" instead.

EuSei Oct 21, 2014

This is an interesting program with a very good outline of the War of the Roses, from its beginning in the 1450’s to its end, with the first Tudor, who became Henry VII—who, according to the program, had a very tenuous claim to the throne. A bit hard to follow at times, since the sounds—music, battle cries, etc—were almost as loud as the narrator's voice. One of the professors had such a heavy brogue it was almost impossible at times to understand what he was saying. Also, the scenes that showed battles and historical characters interacting, were confusing and the camera kept jerking around, quite irritating. But overall will help understand the political situation of that time.

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catslib
Nov 09, 2011

Hard to follow. Too many detalls. Then again, perhaps my brain was too tired to watch this on a Friday night.

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