As a student of history, I watch a lot of documentaries across all scopes of subjects and time periods, but nothing grabs me quite like that of Medieval England. As you might think, that makes it easier for me to find faults and criticism on a series such as this, but it was brilliant!
Helen Castor portrays a time with confidence and intelligence, using facts rather than expensive reconstructions to tell the story of these extraordinary women. Whether it be discussing Eleanor of Aquatine's turbulent life involving love and conflict, or Lady Jane Grey's unfortunate predicament, Castor manages to weave all seven of these women together in an understandable and entertaining way.
The only criticism I would have is that the BBC didn't advertise this as much as it should, which is a shame as this really is an insightful and enjoyable series to watch.
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