Season 1, Episode 1
The three-part chronicle of medieval and Tudor queens begins in the 12th century with the Empress Matilda and her daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitaine. Matilda, the daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II, ruled for only a brief time, as a cousin usurped the throne. Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry Plantagenet, who was to become Henry I; he would imprison her for many years after she supported one of their sons in a revolt against him.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2012