Monarchy with David Starkey: The Complete Series

Monarchy with David Starkey: The Complete Series

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With dramatic storytelling and visuals, royal history comes alive in Monarchy: The Complete Series. Bestselling author and the foremost authority on the British Crown, Dr. David Starkey presents the epic history of the British monarchy. Filmed on location at historical sites including Hastings and the Tower of London, Monarchy has been syndicated onSee more details below

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With dramatic storytelling and visuals, royal history comes alive in Monarchy: The Complete Series. Bestselling author and the foremost authority on the British Crown, Dr. David Starkey presents the epic history of the British monarchy. Filmed on location at historical sites including Hastings and the Tower of London, Monarchy has been syndicated on public television, but this five-volume set includes the much lengthier, unedited UK broadcast edition.
Over more than a millennium, the British monarchy has survived brutality, betrayal, and bloodshed to emerge as the oldest functioning political institution in Europe. Starkey (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) probes the personalities of the men and women who wore the crown. Meet the Anglo-Saxon king Offa, who ruled more like a mafioso than a monarch; Henry VIII, who cultivated celebrity like a modern rock star; and Victoria, who remade the monarchy into the model of middle-class morality. Through it all, visit the very sites where history happened: Hastings, Bosworth Field, the Tower of London, and more.
In 16 one-hour installments, Starkey advances a unifying narrative -- the dynamic tension between authoritarian order and rule by consent of the governed -- that makes Britain unique among the world’s nations.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2010
UPC:
0054961845491
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
12:56:00
Sales rank:
36,864

Special Features

16-Page Booklet, including a Timeline, the Powers Behind the Throne, background on Westminster Abbey (the Shrine of British Monarchy), and Royal Trivia; ; Biographies of 20th Century Monarchs, David Starkey Biography, and a Gallery of Royal Places

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Monarchy: Episodes 1-4
1. 2000 Years Ago [5:06]
2. The Saxon Conquest [6:33]
3. Raedwald [4:42]
4. Bertha and Ethelbert [4:23]
5. Kingdoms Divided [7:54]
6. Invasion [7:54]
7. Defeating the Vikings [7:24]
8. Cultural, Linguistic, Political [5:24]
1. Edgar's Second Coronation [5:06]
2. The Danes [6:33]
3. After Sweyn [4:42]
4. Cnut [4:23]
5. Edward the Confessor [7:54]
6. Challenging the King's Authority [7:54]
7. Godwin Returns [7:24]
8. King Harold [5:24]
1. William the Conqueror [10:35]
2. The Harrying of the North [5:47]
3. Norman Cathedrals [5:36]
4. William Rufus [6:25]
5. Henry I [8:57]
6. Stephen & Matilda [10:27]
1. Henry ll [9:04]
2. Thomas Becket [12:15]
3. King John [3:20]
4. Pope Innocent lll [8:36]
5. Henry lll [5:47]
6. Simon de Montfort [9:08]
Disc #2 -- Monarcy: Episodes 5-7
1. Three Generations [5:23]
2. Retaking Britain [10:17]
3. Edward, Father of Parliament [5:51]
4. Edward II [8:42]
5. The Articles of Accusation [4:24]
6. Edward III [4:22]
7. The Longbow [9:31]
1. Two Young Heirs [5:23]
2. Two Different Men [10:17]
3. Richard II [5:51]
4. Henry IV [8:42]
5. Henry V [4:24]
6. Taking France [4:22]
7. Henry VI [9:31]
8. The Line Extinguished [:00]
1. Henry Tudor [5:23]
2. The Wars of the Roses [10:17]
3. Edward's Enemies [5:51]
4. Mightier Than the King [8:42]
5. The Rightful Heir? [4:24]
6. Elizabeth and Margaret [4:22]
7. A New Age [9:31]
8. A Rich Kingship [:00]
Disc #3 -- Monarcy: Episodes 8-10
1. Henry VIII [10:00]
2. Thomas Wolsey [6:15]
3. No Sons [3:50]
4. Seeking Divorce [8:22]
5. Thomas Abel [5:42]
6. Anne Boleyn and Thomas More [4:01]
7. The Pilgrimage of Grace [5:03]
8. Inside Henry's Mind [5:28]
1. Reconciliation [4:09]
2. King Edward VI [8:04]
3. Lady Jane Grey [5:36]
4. Queen Mary I [8:59]
5. "A Shorte Treatise of Politike Power" [5:49]
6. Queen Elizabeth I [8:04]
7. The Issue of Succession [7:53]
1. Spanish Armada [4:09]
2. King James VI Of Scotland [8:04]
3. King James I Of England [5:36]
4. The Legacy of King James [8:59]
5. King Charles I [5:49]
6. Between Two Countries [8:04]
7. The Grand Remonstrance [7:53]
Disc #4 -- Monarchy: Episodes 11-13
1. English Civil War [7:41]
2. New Model Army [7:39]
3. High Treason [4:45]
4. Abolishing the Office of King [7:20]
5. Lord Protector [4:36]
6. Second Inauguration [9:13]
7. Constitutional Limbo [6:48]
1. Charles' Return from Exile [7:41]
2. Fusion of Church & State [7:39]
3. Diversion of War [4:45]
4. Louixs XIV [7:20]
5. The Treaty of Dover [4:36]
6. Succession; The Titus Oates Hoax [9:13]
7. Attempted Exclusion [6:48]
8. Whigs vs. Tories [:00]
Disc #5 -- Monarchy: Episodes 14-16 - Bonus
1. Transformation [7:53]
2. William's War [4:48]
3. The End of William's Reign [3:51]
4. Queen Anne & The Churchills [6:10]
5. The Scots' Provocation [7:41]
6. The United Kingdom [4:59]
7. The Battle for Succession [7:03]
8. George's Arrival [5:54]
2. Hampton Court Palace [4:48]
1. King George I [7:53]
3. Robert Walpole [3:51]
4. William Pitt [6:10]
5. George III [7:41]
6. Richard Henry Lee [4:59]
7. George Washington [7:03]
8. Battle of Yorktown [5:54]
1. The French Revolution [7:53]
2. Edmund Burke [4:48]
3. George, Prince of Wales [3:51]
4. Napoléon Bonaparte [6:10]
5. George's Coronation [7:41]
6. William IV [4:59]
7. Queen Victoria [7:03]
8. The Great Exhibition [5:54]

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