Eminent historian David Starkey chronicles the extraordinary story of England's greatest Queen, Elizabeth I, in this magnificent video which features the complete four part Channel 4 Television series. Packed with dramatic re-constructions, beautiful costumes and historic locations we follow the remarkable life story of a woman who reigned for over 40 tumultuous years. Elizabeth's childhood and adolescence was fraught with dangers, including a sexually abusive step-father, a sister who wanted her dead, and a father who had her mother killed. The survival instincts she developed in her early years would become invaluable later when she succeeded to the throne. As Queen, Elizabeth had to prove that a woman was capable of ruling the warring factions in her court. The self styled Virgin founded a national church, and warded off the Spanish Armada.
Episodes Comprise: 1. From the Prison to the Palace 2. The Virgin Queen 3. Heart of a King 4. Gloriana