The terrible cries of tortured traitors have given the Tower of London a particularly grisly place in history. Brave a trip to the infamous Tower with investigator Joe Crowley and Tudor historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb as this fascinating and gruesome series explores its notorious, blood-spattered past.
Traitors All executions at the Tower and nearby Tower Hill were horrific but a particularly unpleasant end awaited those who betrayed the Crown. Discover the contrasting fates of three very different traitors including the case of the last person killed at the Tower by firing squad. Executions Accounts of the time suggest that being put to death in the Tower could be a messy business. Was it a faulty axe or executioner's anxiety which caused the botched beheading of the Duke of Monmouth, who finally lost his head? Scandal! Some say love is a losing game as Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard found out to their peril. Examine how two of Henry VIII's wives lost their lives in the Tower following accusations of amorous affairs.
The Making of Bloody Tales of the Tower: Drama Reconstruction In-depth interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage reveal how the award-winning team brought to life key historical stories in Bloody Tales of the Tower.