Monarchy With David Starkey

Monarchy With David Starkey

1992 - 2007, Arts / Culture, History, Other
David Starkey examines the tumultuous evolution of the British monarchy, from its Dark Ages origins to the present day, revealing how much of its history was a continual conflict between the heads of state and the people.
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Episode Guide

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Survival (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Survival

    The execution of King Louis XVI of France in 1793 raises questions about the future of the British monarchy.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Empire (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Empire

    The American War of Independence results in Britain's loss of those Colonies.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Rule Britannia (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Rule Britannia

    England becomes known as Great Britain, reflecting the monarchy's extended rule over Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - The Glorious Revolution (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Glorious Revolution

    William of Orange leads the Dutch Invasion of 1688.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Return of the King (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Return of the King

    King Charles II aligns his throne with Roman Catholic France and Britain's Protestant Parliament, restoring authority of the crown.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Oliver Cromwell: The King Killer (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Oliver Cromwell: The King Killer

    A new course of action, putting the king on trial for his life, is decided upon.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - The Stuart Succession (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Stuart Succession

    James Stuart united England and Scotland under one rule, but his son was responsible for civil war.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - The Shadow of the King (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Shadow of the King

    Henry VIII's three children all failed to produce heirs to the throne.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Henry VIII: King and Emperor (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Henry VIII: King and Emperor

    Henry VIII sees a new kind of politics in France which puts him in a position of power.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - The Crown Imperial (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Crown Imperial

    The reigns of Edward IV and Richard III were marked by family feuds, a secret marriage and a mysterious murder.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Death of a Dynasty (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Death of a Dynasty

    The story of Shakespeare's kings.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - A United Kingdom (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A United Kingdom

    The reign of three Edwards.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Medieval Monarchs (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Medieval Monarchs

    King Henry II marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their children are Richard the Lionheart and King John, who is forced to sign the Magna Carta.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Conquest (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Conquest

    The monarchy takes a radical new turn.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - The Wealth of the Windsors (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Wealth of the Windsors

    The cost of Britain's monarchy.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Ængla Land (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Ængla Land

    The Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England fell in the end to the knights of William the Conqueror. With host David Starkey.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - A Nation State (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Nation State

    Great kings like Alfred the Great and Canute the Viking established the rites and rituals of kingship.

  • Monarchy With David Starkey - Crown and Country (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Crown and Country

    As Britain loses its reliance on the class system, the monarchy must take on a new identity.

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