Henry VIII and Elizabeth I

How were the depictions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, in films made before 1950, shaped by the rise of Fascism and the onset of World War II?

Watch the film first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3i1SREp0A&ab_channel=MrsTudor1 Greg Walker’s book, ‘The Private Life of Henry VIII’, You are assigned chapters 2, 4 and 5. Examine the general accuracy of the film, in the light of historical knowledge at the time that it was made and since. It will also explore the reasons behind deliberate inaccuracies and distortions; examine the context within which the film was made and, in particular examine the particular political, social and financial circumstances that shaped the contents of the film; discuss the effectiveness of the film in both representing and interpreting past events and people.



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