Rethinking Henry VIII

For 500 years, Henry VIII has had a reputation as a womanizing villain, but TV historian Dr Lucy Worsley has a different view: Henry was a family kind of guy who just wanted to settle down with a good woman.

Worsley, whose new BBC documentary series, Tales From The Royal Bedchamber, says, "I think that each time Henry really wanted to devote himself to one woman, but it just didn't work out that way. And the children issue was a large part of that. If Catherine of Aragon had given him a son, he would probably have been happy."

Tales From The Royal Bedchamber premiered August 2013 on BBC Four.