Historian: 'The Tudors' omits Welsh aspect





"The Tudors," a British television drama about the royal dynasty, has been accused of rewriting history because it wasn't Welsh enough.

The BBC show, shot in Ireland with a cast of predominantly Irish and English actors, has raised concern among historians that it may have marginalized Wales' contribution to British history, the Western Mail reported Friday.

The drama was shot around Dublin and Wicklow, and casts Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII in his late 20s and early 30s.

Cultural historian Peter Stead of the University of Glamorgan said the House of Tudor often overshadowed important aspects of Wales' past.


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