A control-freak king, betrayed by his own family after an archbishop's murder. A friendship that collapses into civil war. A revenge-obsessed ruler, and the rise of a vicious despot. Compared to the real-life Plantagenets, the dynasty that dragged Britain out of the Dark Ages into the modern world, Game of Thrones looks almost tame. Presented by acclaimed historian Dan Jones, based on his best-selling book The Plantagenets, this roaring British docudrama is "a solid slab of history ... tasty and nutritious at the same time" (Guardian, UK). Jones calls it "big, bloody and thrilling." 4 episodes, 3 1/4 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH, viewer's guide. From Athena.
Episode 1: Betrayal
Warrior, empire-builder, and founder of the dynasty, Henry II transforms England from a war zone into a superpower. But murder and betrayal by his own family puts in jeopardy everything he has achieved. W
- 12-page viewer's guide with a map of the Plantagenet realm; a timeline; and articles on the time before and after the Plantagenets, Richard the Lionheart, and how the Magna Carta marked the beginning of representative democracy.
- Profiles o
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 188 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color