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Enjoyable Romp Through History,
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This review is from: David Starkey's Monarchy - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
David Starkey's Monarchy is an enjoyable romp through English political and monarchical history. My education left huge gaps in the history of England's Kings and Queens, and Starkey series provides an entertaining and informed guide which helps to fill in those gaps.
As other reviewers point out, Starkey can be quite opinionated and often states theories as if they were fact, but historians commonly do this and a historian who presents facts with no opinions would be dull.
There is an imaginative use of locations to avoid having to stare at Starkey's face for too long, although the occasional use of soft focus and colour filters can be annoying.
Overall highly recommended and a fine example of how TV can really bring history to life and make it entertaining as well as informative.