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“Delightful and informative” —San Francisco Chronicle
See this U.K. broadcast edition with episodes not seen on PBS documenting a 1,500-year history of power, passion and glory.
In this captivating 16-part series, 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.
An honorary fellow at Cambridge University and a member of London’s Society of Royal Antiquaries, David Starkey (CBE) has taught history at the London School of Economics, written more than a dozen books, and presented many acclaimed television documentaries.
Had heard great things about this collection and I was not disappointed. It is not like many programs you watch that are driven by recreations and acting, instead, David Starkey... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by green_knight11
I had watched this series twice on Netflix and liked it a lot. I normally do not purchase anything on DVD anymore but I liked this series so much I bought it to add to my (mostly... Read morePublished 16 days ago by TheCrazyCanuck
Love the narrators voice! Very informative but not boring.Published 2 months ago by Ashley K. Wichtman
It is ok. Does not show Queen Victoria, even though it claims to go thru her reign. Big disappointment.Published 3 months ago by Terry Nixon
I love this series. It's fast paced, but just in-depth enough for me. I've watched it a few times now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heather Henderson
The series stops early in Victoria's career (and the special features only have brief written comments on the remaining monarchs). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Wheeler
I watched this documentary on Netflix several times; it's my go-to for "I want something on while I'm working. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steph Mehl