Very handsome historian Dan Jones takes us back in time to introduce us to the extraordinary characters that dominated – overbearing fathers, weak sons, treacherous allies, adulterous wives, bad marriages, cousins at war and best friends turned mortal enemies.
The first king of the dynasty, Henry II, opens the story as he transformed England from a violent and lawless state into the heart of an empire. But his reign was undone by a series of bitter betrayals, including one from his wife and sons.
The Plantagenets: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, C5, 9pm
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