Henry VIII and the King's Men: The Tyrant King

  • 44m
  • HD
  • TV-PG

In the final years of his reign, Henry VIII had become overweight, bad tempered, and racked with pain. A jousting accident left him with a wound that would plague him for the rest of his life, his illegitimate son had died, and England's break from Rome had divided the country. As Henry grew more vulnerable, he increasingly turned against the men around him...and they would turn against him. Dr. Tracy Borman reveals how the king's men shaped the final part of Henry's reign, with brutal struggles breaking out over the future of the nation.