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The Windsors: A Royal Family

Season 1
20187+
Spanning four generations--from the early 1900s and the reign of King George V, through Diana’s tragic death and a new millennium—this 4-part film is a mesmerizing in-depth look at Britain's royal family, highlighted by rare footage and revealing interviews with royal family members, friends, aides, historians, royal watchers, and others with intimate knowledge of the Windsors.
Genres
DramaSpecial InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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    May 14, 2018
    58min
    7+
    Discover how completely King George V and his advisors transformed the royal house of Saxe-Coburg- Gotha into the House of Windsor, when the family's German heritage became a serious public relations liability.
  2. 2. Brothers at War
    May 14, 2018
    56min
    7+
    Go behind the sensationalism and sentimentality of the story of Edward VIII and his 1936 abdication to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
  3. 3. The Image of a Queen
    May 14, 2018
    59min
    7+
    Follow the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and see how, beginning with her televised coronation in 1953, the Queen and her family made shrewd use of the media to maintain the aura of the popularity of the monarchy.
  4. 4. Family Affairs
    May 14, 2018
    51min
    7+
    In the 1990s, the monarchy plunged from general approval into disarray, brought down by the very forces it had used to promote itself. Historians ask whether and how the House of Windsor might reinvent itself in the new millennium.

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Directors
Kathy O’NeilAnnie Fienburgh
Producers
Philip WhiteheadAustin Hoyt
Network
PBS
Amazon Maturity Rating
7+ Older Kids. Learn more