Wednesday, 7 February 2018

England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Jane Grey Documentary ~ Helen Castor

Thank you Tera (adventuresbetweenpages) for letting me know about this documentary.
I have heard of Helen Castor before, I have watched a bit of her other documentary on “She-Wolves”, on England’s early Queens. So, when Tera told me about this one, I had to find out how I can watch it.

I found all three episodes (about an hour long each), on YouTube. I cannot describe how happy I was when I, not only found where I could watch it, but also for free.
Even though it was only three episodes, I didn’t think I will be able to watch them all in one day… Well, I did. I needed to watch the next episode as soon as possible.

Helen Castor is an English historian and author, after watching this documentary, I’ll definitely be getting her books.

I don’t want to go into too much detail on the documentary, because I think if you are interested in Jane Grey, or royals in general, I think you should watch it for yourself.
But, overall, Helen goes into sooooo much detail (which is great). Not only the nine days of Jane Grey being Queen of England, but a bit of her childhood, after Mary I, of England takes the crown, and everyone else in this time period.
She also travels everywhere, not just staying in one place. That might seem like a small thing, but it does make it interesting to see different places Jane visited.

Not only does she go into a lot of detail, but she also talks to other historians, which I was so happy to see. Getting other people’s opinion, from a Tudor historian, to someone who knows military history, it made it more interesting and a more of an understanding on what it was like for that time period.

I was jealous of Helen when she got to see and touch documents and books from Jane Grey and Edward VI. For someone who is obsessed with history, to be able to see something like this, makes me very, very jealous. It also makes me want to be a historian.

I would definitely recommend this documentary to everyone. You can easily watch it on YouTube!
Watch it and we can definitely talk about it.

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