Thursday's TV pick: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

Published Thursday, Nov 27 2014, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
 The Plantagenets: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, Thu 27 Nov

© Channel 5

Dubbed the reign that was more shocking, brutal and exhilarating than an episode of Game Of Thrones, The Plantagenets: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, delves into the history of that reign.

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

Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!