Period politics: Damian Lewis stars as King Henry VIII on the set of BBC drama Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel's novels. >>> Maybe this will do justice to the Tudor story without resorting to implausible casting or soft porn.
WOLF HALL's Anna Regina looks at Anne Boleyn and Henry's marriage - but the reality of life for Tudor women was far less fun. From being burned at the stake to using beeswax plugs and vinegar-soaked wool as contraception it wasn't all ruffs and Raleigh.
Damian Lewis: Going to Eton was perfect training for Henry VIII
The costumes worn by the cast of Wolf Hall, which included Damian Lewis and Claire Foy (pictured), had all the correct fastenings and there were no zips, costume designer Joanna Eatwell explained. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)