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Monarchy with David Starkey

The English Crown is one of the oldest surviving governing bodies in the world. Hosted by the erudite, energetic Dr. David Starkey (The Six Wives of Henry VIII), this series tells the epic and bloody stories of Britain's kings and queens from the Saxon era (Alfred the Great) to the early 20th century (Victoria).
IMDb 8.120046 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - A Nation State
    October 18, 2004
    49min
    NR
    The unique idea of a monarch who is answerable to the people has its roots in early Anglo-Saxon kings such as Alfred the Great, the intellectual warrior who united England.
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  2. S1 E2 - Aengla Land
    October 25, 2004
    49min
    7+
    After decades of pounding by Danish invaders intent on "shock and awe," England survives and thrives--but faces a true crisis after Edward the Confessor's death.
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  3. S1 E3 - Conquest
    November 1, 2004
    48min
    7+
    With a mere 7,000 soldiers, William of Normandy conquers and brutally subjugates a nation of two million, changing England's culture, social structure, and politics forever.
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  4. S1 E4 - Dynasty
    November 8, 2004
    48min
    7+
    Charismatic and hot-tempered, Henry II restores order to his realm by law and by the sword. Later in his line, the Magna Carta curbs and codifies royal power.
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  5. S1 E5 - A United Kingdom
    November 15, 2004
    49min
    7+
    During "the century of Edwards," the Hammer of the Scots boldly extends his rule over neighboring kingdoms, Edward II loses the crown as a captive of his passions, and Edward III styles himself as a new King Arthur.
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  6. S1 E6 - Death of a Dynasty
    November 22, 2004
    49min
    7+
    In a kingly conflict dramatized and embellished by Shakespeare, Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, vie for the throne and begin a decades-long struggle that threatens the very basis of the English monarchy.
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Directors
David WilsonDavid HuttLucy Swingler
Producers
Mark Fielder
Starring
David Starkey (Host)
Studio
Acorn Media
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