The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess

[Season 1]

DVD - 2019
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The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 7 hr., 29 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Courier2003
Feb 21, 2021

Just couldn't get into this . Ejected after 45 minutes.

JCLPiepieB Feb 03, 2021

Sex, secrets, scandals, and a stormy love between Catherine of Aragon and Harry, who would become the legendary King Henry VIII. This fictionalized take is highly interesting partly because I know "the rest of the story" - their passion fizzled out and Henry would go on to marry five more times. I love the plotlines built on fact but also all the creative license added in, the "extra" fictional things. Laura Carmichael (from Downton Abbey) is wonderful as Lady Maggie Pole, and Charlotte Hope absolutely shines as Princess Catherine. I can't wait to watch more.

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vickmeister
Jan 15, 2021

Historically accurate it is not: with generous liberties taken with known events, and all of the women sassy postfeminist protagonists who take charge of their destinies like modern 21st century heroines. That being said, if you can let the historical accuracy part go, this is a highly entertaining Tudor soap opera. Strong cast, beautiful sets, fun to watch.

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noahspap
Dec 05, 2020

Disc 1 was scratched and I couldn't watch much of episodes 1 and 2.

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slaroche
Nov 22, 2020

4* Love this series. Looking forward to Season 2!

JCLBeckyC Oct 14, 2020

Season 2 is out on Netflix now!

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movilover
Feb 24, 2020

I really enjoyed this series. It is so good.

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rugolin
Feb 17, 2020

This is a fairly entertaining series about Catherine of Aragon; the daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand who arrives in England to marry the Tudor heir Arthur but eventually ends up with future King Henry VIII. The story sort of stays within the general historical record but there is a few tweaks here and there to make it a bit more soap operaish with Catherine and Henry being thwarted from marrying in every episode by the evil Tudor dowager queen. Charlotte Hope(Myranda in Game of Thrones) is quite charismatic in playing the feisty and clever Catherine who overcomes all the Tudors complicity to take her destined place as the Queen of England.

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KatherineHere
Dec 22, 2019

True or not, or even semi-true, I enjoyed it!

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QMCO5
Dec 12, 2019

This a typical effort to turn history into a soap opera, so that any resemblance to the actual history of England is purely coincidental. The production values are high, but the stellar cast can only deliver what the script requires. Inaccuracies abound, but just imagine that the story happened in a parallel universe and you can enjoy it for what it is.

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jimg2000
Oct 23, 2019

The setup:

The year of our Lord 1501. Spain is wealthy, but fears for its political power.
Queen Isabella overthrew a thousand years of Muslim rule and must have Catholic allies to maintain her sovereignty. And England faces poverty. Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth have long needed rich allies to deter invasion from France and Scotland. Both believe an alliance is vital to solve their problems, and so a match has been made between their eldest son and heir to the Tudor throne, Prince Arthur, and the Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon. This alliance will eventually make Catherine the Queen of England. She has been promised this since she was a small child. The fortunes of both kingdoms and the security of Europe rest upon Catherine's young shoulders as she leaves her palace home to make the arduous journey across Spain to the ship that will carry her to England. But achieving her God-given destiny comes at a price For Catherine may never see her beloved homeland again.

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