Monarchy

Monarchy

DVD - 2006
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Eminent scholar and energetic storyteller Dr. David Starkey serves as your guide through nearly 10 centuries of royal rule in England. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Restoration, Starkey vividly describes the human drama behind the throne, with all its intrigue, lust, treachery, and thirst for power. You visit the very stages upon which history played out—Westminster Abbey, Bosworth Field, the dreaded Tower of London, and more—and explore the true character of the men and women who wore the crown. In this rich tapestry, Starkey identifies a unifying thread. On one hand, England required authoritarian might to stand strong against external threats. On the other, it cherished its longstanding tradition of rule by consent of the governed. The dynamic tension between these two impulses enabled the monarchy to survive as the oldest-functioning political institution in Europe.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2006
ISBN: 9781569388761
1569388768
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (317 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Monarchy (Television program)
Other Standard Identifier: 054961876891

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real_thing Dec 28, 2015

Midevel days TRUE STORIES

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Happynat70
Sep 24, 2013

The best documentary serie on British monarchy I have ever watched.

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heartofoak
May 12, 2011

An excellent documentary series that gives enough detail without getting mired in it. David Starkey is an enthusiastic narrator. The only episode that was a bit slow was the first on Early Kings - one starts to lose track of the Edwards, Ethelreds, & Williams. Things pick up when moving to the Plantagenets & Lancasters. Looking forward to the second part of the series.

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