Rent David Starkey's Monarchy: Series 1 (2004)

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2h 26min
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Synopsis:
Monarchy is more than the biographies of the kings and queens of England. It is an in-depth examination of what the English monarchy has meant, in terms of the expression of the individual, the Mother of Parliaments, Magna Carta, the laws of England and the land of England. In this DVD Dr David Starkey, the eminent historian and presenter brings to life powerful individuals with colourful characters using his unique and engaging gift as a communicator.
The importance of the rich heritage of the Anglo-Saxon kings is underlined, and among the kings most heavily featured are: Alfred the Great, Canute, Edward the Confessor, William the Conqueror, Henry II, Richard Lionheart, Henry III and Henry VI.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Studio:
Channel 4
Genres:
British TV, TV Documentaries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2004
Run Time:
146 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. A Nation State
2. Engla Land
3. Conquest
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Dynasty
5. A United Kingdom
6. Death Of A Dynasty

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Reviews (1) of David Starkey's Monarchy: Series 1

Unexpectedly capitviating - David Starkey's Monarchy: Series 1 review by CS

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09/04/2009

On paper it's hard to imagine this documentary series being of interest to anyone except historians. David Starkey's passion and almost immeasurable knowledge, however, shine through in his spectacularly descriptive narrative and turns what could have been quite a dull scholastic-feeling documentary into an addictive series that will leave you desperate for the next chapter.

A more eloquent, enthusiastic and articulate narrator you would be hard to find, and David Starkey's enthusiasm is addictive.

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