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TudorismHistorical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century$
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Tatiana C. String and Marcus Bull

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264942

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.001.0001

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‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh

‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh

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(p.222) (p.223) 11 ‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh
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Tudorism
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GREG WALKER

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0012

This chapter analyzes how the cinema and television have rendered Henry VIII. It considers films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), and television shows such as The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Tudors. It suggests that Henry has generally been the protagonist in the dramas in which he has appeared, and it has been his experiences and his emotional journey, that are spectators' principal concern.

Keywords:   Henry VIII, television, films, The Tudors, Anne of the Thousand Days, The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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