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War of the Roses Documentary?

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What kind of documentary are you looking for? Are you looking for a quick overview, a thorough 1-4 hour documentary, or maybe a supplemental cool facts about the war type of documentary?


I love history and British history is my favorite so I find myself indulging in hours of British history documentaries. Though, I'm not going to lie, the War of the Roses is my least favorite bit of British history. Just about every documentary I've seen on the topic has just about put me to sleep with a couple notable exceptions.

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Well I can't speak for the OP but I'm following for recommendations too.


I have an 8 year old British history lover who can sit through long multi-part documentaries just fine, though it is better when they show reenactments, locations, or artifacts more than the scholars on screen. She just looses the thread of it watching someone sit there and talk.


On this topic, she's mostly interested in battles, intrigues, and things that focus on Margaret of Anjou (because she thinks she must have been an amazing person to get all those men to fight over stuff). She's very interested in how this all results in the Tudors becoming the Tudors.


Bonus points from Mom if the documentary does a good job keeping participants clearly labeled about what side they're on because I don't love sitting there with our book and having to look up every name mentioned to help her remember what side the person is on.


If it helps to know, my daughter likes the Lucy Worsley type shows a lot.



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I love Lucy Worsley!! She makes history so fascinating. The only WotR documentary that I know of from her is British History's Biggest Fibs: Episode 1: The War of the Roses. It's only about an hour long but I learned some surprising things about that Era that I haven't learned anywhere else. Definitely not a play-by-play battle documentary but certainly worth watching. It needs to be watched after they have some general knowledge of the WotR. May be over an 8 y/o's head but that's for you to decide.

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