Known to history as The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth Tudor had a tumultuous childhood. It was quite unexpected for her to become queen, with two siblings and their potential heirs standing in her way. And it didn't help that her older sister didn't exactly set a shining example as a good queen before her.
Bloody Mary, more like Bleak Mary! Mary I of England finally became queen after an astoundingly bad childhood and early adulthood, and her queenship didn't improve much.
Join us as we discuss Lucy Worsley's Secrets of the Six Wives. Did we love it? Did we hate it? Was it an Emmy contender? Maybe not so much.
Surprise episode! Now that Henry VIII is out of the picture, his children are finally in charge. Good news: they are just like dear old Dad. His long-sought-after son Edward takes the throne at 9, and puberty + kingship turns out to be a fun combo. After his early death, his sisters are overlooked and his cousin Jane is placed on the throne as the Nine Days Queen.