The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI, Part 1

The Duchess of Gloucester, wife of the Duke of Gloucester, believes that she has the right to the throne. She is arrested after hiring a witch to summon spirits and ask about the future of Henry VI’s reign. Gloucester grieves her arrest, but states that he cannot control the law. The Duke is released from his duties as King Henry’s protector.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses – which comes to Great Performances on three consecutive Sundays beginning December 11 at 9 p.m. – includes epic film versions of Henry VI (in two parts) and Richard III.

Henry VI, Part 1 airs on Sunday, December 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).