After I had read the books that put this series based on the original, I was excited about the film. For me, the main contents of the books have been very well implemented. The actors play their roles grandiose and give the characters in the books now a face, which is now also evident in the covers of books. Anyone interested in English history and want to know what was before the Tudors, it's no wonder. My recommendation for a quick impression of the history of the series or watch DVDs, or read the books. Great!