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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Richard III

Preview: Season 44 Episode 6

Richard III is the third of three parts in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. Richard III, the most notorious of Shakespeare’s kings, manipulates his way through the court on a ruthless path to the throne. But after Richard’s defeat at the battle of Bosworth Field, the Houses of Lancaster and York unite, bringing the Wars of the Roses and a tumultuous period of civil strife to an end.

Aired: 12/25/16

Rating: NR

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