"History is written by the victor". A true, well known saying thrown into our daily vocabulary. But male victories tower alarmingly over the women's, who are often believed to be too careful and 'flowery' to partake in politics. They are blamed for becoming stronger under their rule - "perhaps it was an undiagnosed character flaw, but more likely it was Matilda becoming .... a king".

The "She-Wolves of England" portrays the true stories of these incredible women - sharing their stories beyond the marriages and offspring that associated them with power, and often royalty.

An interesting watch that keeps the watcher asking question after question, seeking answers and finding them through a mixture of dramatic re-enactments and the thrilling story-telling of Helen Castor.

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