Monarchy

Monarchy

The Complete Series

DVD - 2010
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David Starkey examines the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s. Starkey covers nearly 250 years, from Charles II to Victoria. Replete with infidelities, betrayals, and rivalries, English history emerges as a compelling family saga.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2010]
ISBN: 9781598284546
1598284541
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 776 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Jun 12, 2017

Excellent series about the British Monarchy starts from Roman occupation ends with the reign of Queen Victoria. 16 - 50 minute episodes (so pace yourself!) I got a bit lost at times trying to remember which King or Queen was being discussed (are we on Henry III or Henry IV?) and after all the episodes, they were still fighting Catholicism v. Protestantism 200 years after Henry VIII. And it seems that England was at war with France basically all the time. Overall, an interesting series if you enjoy history- gets a bit talky, has some historical reenactment with actors, but it is mainly Starkey walking around and talking.

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