The Hollow Crown (2012– )

TV Series   |    |  Drama, History

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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.




  • Ben Daniels and Keeley Hawes in The Hollow Crown (2012)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown (2012)
  • Paula Cowling at an event for The Hollow Crown (2012)
  • Philip Gascoyne in The Hollow Crown (2012)
  • James Purefoy in The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012)
  • Jeremy Irons in The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)

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19 January 2017 | rebecca_l_johnson
| Historical Accuracy in Costuming
I have enjoyed watching the first series and I am about to begin the second set with Henry VI and Edward III.

The acting is impeccable (how could it not with that cast?), the closed-captioning appreciated by a Deaf individual and the battle scenes fascinating and interesting. I am a big fan of historical costuming and valued the work that must have gone into them.

For those who are not fans of Shakespeare this series may not be for you. I did not mind the old language but it takes a bit of getting used to if you are not familiar with it.

I was disappointed to see Charles VI, King of France, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece during Henry V. This Order was established by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (aka Philip the Good) in 1430 to celebrate his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. Henry V and Charles VI both died in 1422, eight years before the Order's inauguration.

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