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Eminent scholar and energetic storyteller Dr. David Starkey (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) 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.

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<strong>The Early Kings</strong>

<strong>Medieval Monarchs</strong>

<strong>A New Dynasty</strong>

<strong>The Imperial King</strong>

<strong>A Question Of Succession</strong>

<strong>Revolution and the Republic</strong>

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  • Yusiley S 5 years ago

    I can't play and watch any of these videos. I have all the programs needed for online videos. Please try to find another video upload set of this series... it's very interesting. Thank you.