I must have watched this documentary every time it came on the television, so I was delighted when it came out on DVD. The highlight of last summer was reading his book 'Elizabeth' and this DVD is just as good! The cast is fantastic, did a really good job but it wouldn't have had the same effect if Dr Starkey himself had not appeared in it. Starkey is an amazing historian and is a master story teller. You are guided through the whole DVD by him, he is a perfectionist and doesn't miss out a single detail. The most comforting thing though,is that you can see by his facial experssions and the tone of his voice that he truly does love his work!The success of a documentary such as this depends on the historian and because of that this one really couldn't fail!