We're talking The Wars of the Roses here. A period of English history with never a dull moment.
There is so much wheeling, dealing, betraying, back stabbing and general skullduggery going on, that it will barely fit into 10 episodes.
When Simon Schama produced his History of Britain he was asked why he'd glossed over that period. He found it boring and described it as 'Two bunches of Hooray-Henrys knocking seven bells out of one another'. And he wasn't far wrong.
I tried watching bits of it, but it's too straightlaced. In a strange way, Blackadder I gets more to the truth of it. Those buggers were colourful, not cut-outs in a boardroom drama. But the books deserve much of the blame for that. The actress is pretty I suppose, slightly Ingrid Bergmanish.
I'm surprised no-one here on either side of the Pond started a thread about Dicky III turning up in that car-park.