The compelling story of two of England's most striking monarchs: Edward VI and Queen Mary
. Written and presented by Dr David Starkey, this is the compelling story of two of England's most striking monarchs: a brother and sister, tied by blood and affection, and torn apart by religion, power, and some of the bloodiest episodes in English history. Mary
(who was to become England's first reigning Queen since Matilda but who is best known to generations of British schoolchildren as Bloody Mary
) was the first born child of Henry VIII. For 20 years she was heir to her adored father.