David Starkey explores the impact of the French Revolution on the monarchy in Britain, the madness of George III, and the subsequent long war with France.
We look at the reign of King George I, George II and George III, and how the clash between Prime Minister William Pitt and George III led to the American War of Independence. Presented by David Starkey.
We examine the reign of William and Mary, and the changing relationship between Crown and Parliament. Also the reign of Anne and the union with Scotland in 1707, which saw the emergence of Great Britain. Presented by David Starkey.
A look at the events of 1688 and the aftermath, when the unpopular Roman Catholic King James II was overthrown and replaced with the protestant Stuart Mary and her husband William of Orange. Presented by David Starkey.
Dr David Starkey presents the remarkable story of Charles II who secured the restoration of the English monarchy by a series of political twists and turns.
We look at the consequences of the Civil War and how the monarchy itself was under threat, and examine how Oliver Cromwell was able to bring about the execution of the monarch Charles I. Presented by David Starkey.
David Starkey looks at James I and Charles I, and how the power and reputation of the monarchy which was at a high when Elizabeth died decreased and was challenged under the Stuarts.
Dr David Starkey presents the second of three series of his complete 20-part history of the British monarchy, beginning in the savage maelstrom of the Wars of the Roses. The Tudors eventually triumph, and carry the crown of England to its peak. Then the House of Stuart takes the throne, uniting England and Scotland but eventually mishandling both countries. The second series culminates in the English Civil War and a revolution that killed a king, but failed to extirpate royal rule in Britain. And in 1660, the king is returned to the throne.
We look at the reign of Henry VIII, including his many marriages and the upheaval caused by the split with the Roman Catholic Church. Presented by David Starkey.
Historian David Starkey takes us on a journey of the English Monarchy from the rule of Edward IV, to the Wars of the Roses and the claim of Henry Tudor to the throne culminating in invasion and battle.
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