The execution of King Louis XVI of France in 1793 raises questions about the future of the British monarchy.
King George I was crowned. The creation of a prime minister helped establish the political pattern.
England becomes known as Great Britain, reflecting the Monarchy's rule over Scotland and Ireland in addition to England and Wales.
Parliament invites the Dutch to invade England after James II mishandles toleration for Catholics.
King Charles II aligns his throne with Roman Catholic France and Britain's Protestant Parliament, restoring authority of the crown.
Oliver Cromwell decides to put the king on trial for his life. How had this come about, and what kind of future lay in store for a country that had decided it had no need of the monarchy at all?
James Stuart united England and Scotland under one rule, but his son was responsible for civil war.
Henry VIII's three children all failed to produce heirs to the throne.
In France, Henry VII had seen a new kind of politics, exemplified by Machiavelli's The Prince.
The reigns of Edward IV and Richard III were marked by family feuds, a secret marriage and a mysterious murder.
Shakespearean protagonists Richard II and Henry IV, V and VI reign in times of civil unrest.
The reign of three Edwards.
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.
England's kingship takes a radical turn from the Norman conquest of 1066.
The cost of Britain's monarchy.
The Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England fell in the end to the knights of William the Conqueror. With host David Starkey.
Great kings like Alfred the Great and Canute the Viking established the rites and rituals of kingship.
Royalty work to bridge between the crown and the people.