Henry VI Part I

3 hr 7 min | Classics, Drama, Shakespeare

The seeds of civil war are sown when the power vacuum left by Henry V's early death cannot be filled by the pious Henry VI.

BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare. Starring Peter Benson in the title role, this is the first play in Jane Howell's adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI history cycle. The seeds of civil war are sown when the power vacuum left by Henry V's early death cannot be filled by the pious Henry VI. The boy king is beset by wars in France and internal unrest as the feud between Richard, Duke of York and the Earl of Somerset escalates into the War of the Roses.