The Six Queens Of Henry VIII
Saturday, SBS, 7.35pm
Suzannah Lipscomb (right) and Dan Jones’ journey through the relationship history of history’s most famous wife-taker comes to a close tonight, as the historians revisit the last of Henry VIII’s marriages. The docudrama has done a pretty good job of fleshing out the women who stood beside the Tudor monarch beyond their method of dethroning, as they are usually defined, and Henry’s last two wives are the focus of this fourth and final episode. Catherines Howard and Parr were queens number five and six; the former young, beautiful but adulterous; the latter older and wiser, but a little too pushy on the subject of religious reform.