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Regarding Henry

Executing a wife or two, bloody plots, executing an adviser or two, more bloody plots, six wives, breaking with Rome, dissolving the monasteries (yessss!) is not, apparently, enough for today’s jaded viewers. A new British TV show dedicated to that reliably entertaining psychopath better known as Henry VIII includes an entirely fictitious rape scene. Clio, it seems, is a victim as well as Anne Boleyn.

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