The two Margarets at the heart of the story - Royal Bastards: Rise of The Tudors

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Queen Margaret of Anjou and Lady Margaret Beaufort are two of the main characters in the new Sky HISTORY series Royal Bastards: Rise of The Tudors. What makes their stories so compelling? Historian Lauren Johnson talks give us her take on these two unique women. Royal Bastards: The Rise of the Tudors, a three-part TV docu-drama series which transports us back to a tumultuous and violent time of usurped kings, intrigue and plots which brought medieval Britain to its knees. The series presents the story of the Wars of the Roses and the origins of the Tudor dynasty through a unique lens – the women who shaped the course of English history. This is the real Game of Thrones, but unlike that fiction, the hero who emerges to save the nation is not a battle-hardened Jon Snow-type but a frightened teenage girl running for her life.