Season 1, Episode 1 Matilda and Eleanor
First Aired: November 1, 2012
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.
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- Premiered: March 7, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The lives of seven English queens who ruled during the medieval and Tudor eras are chronicled. (more)