She-Wolves: England's Early Queens
Ep: 1 "Sex and Power: Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine"
In Medieval and Tudor England there was no question in peoples' minds about the order of God's creation – men ruled and women didn't. Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule. In this three-part series, historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term 'She-Wolves' was deserved.
Episodes
Ep 1
Sex and Power: Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Ep 2
Rebel Wives: Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou
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Ep 3
Queen Alone: Lady Jane Grey and Mary Tudor
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Sex and Power: Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Historian Dr. Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power. In this episode, Helen looks at Matilda and her daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitaine. (1 of 3).
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon May 8, 8:00pm
Sun May 14, 5:00pm
Rebel Wives: Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou
Helen Castor looks at the lives of two fearsome women who changed the course of English history through their decisions and ambitions. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon May 15, 8:00pm
Sun May 21, 5:00pm
Queen Alone: Lady Jane Grey and Mary Tudor
Dr. Helen Castor explores how three Tudor queens - Jane, Mary and Elizabeth - struggled in turn with wearing a crown that was made for a male head. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon May 22, 8:00pm
Sun May 28, 5:00pm