TBT: Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

I’ve never been able to track down a copy of Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), the feature film that sort-of adapted the BBC miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970). The costumes always looked good-ish, but I just assumed it was a shortened version of the BBC miniseries and called it good. Well, I recently found it available for streaming online (on a less than reputable site, so all I can say is do a Google video search for the title) and color me shocked at how frickin’ stunning the costumes are!

First, the two productions do need to be compared, as the same actor stars as Henry VIII (Keith Michell) and the same costume designer worked on both films (John Bloomfield — who also designed the original Poldark, some Doctor WhoConan the BarbarianRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesTo Kill a KingBeing Julia, and A Good Woman).

I’ve only watched two episodes of the Six Wives miniseries, but I can tell you the two big differences are…

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