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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
David Starkey's Monarchy - Series 3 [DVD]
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Price:£24.99+ £1.26 shipping


VINE VOICEon 17 March 2009
I'm a big fan of David Starkey, he seems to be able to rivet you to the screen and take through some amazing British history without being patronising.

This third box set of Monarchy follows the history of the restoration of Charles II right up to the early reign of Queen Victoria. Having previously read a lot about the Tudor dynasty, I knew very little about the momentous events following King Charles II, so I was very interested watching Mr Starkey's documentary. I now know a lot more about James II, William and Mary, the good Queen Anne and the Hanoverian dynasty of the four King Georges, William IV and Victoria.

I was fascinated and enthralled all the way through and watched the whole series in one sitting. Very good and I definitely recommend it and also the second series which covers, Richard III through to Lord Protector Cromwell and the restoration of Charles II. Brilliant!
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on 6 December 2011
Continuing David Starkey's series on the English Monarchy, this time from the revival of the Monarchy under Charles II through to the accession of the Hanoverian dynasty and also Queen Victoria's accession to the Throne.

Just as engaging as the previous two series David Starkey provides excellent insight into the people and places that shaped this period in History.
List of Episodes;

1. The Return of the King.
2. The Glorious Revolution
3. Rule Britannia
4. Empire
5. Survival

My only gripe is that the final series of Monarchy hasn't been released on DVD which is really disappointing and makes no sense whatsoever, let's hope Channel 4 revise this in the future (But for the moment it is available to view on 4OD.

Excellent viewing for those with an interest in History and thoroughly engaging for those not familiar with the characters and places of the time.
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on 15 February 2017
Gave as a present and was very happily received.
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on 18 July 2017
Well worth the money. Instructive and entertaining.
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on 20 December 2009
The whole series of 3 gives the intelligent layman a very good grounding in the core issues facing monarchy in England and then Britain, and David Starkey is a master at putting these issues across in a concise yet not dumbed down way; one error to note: Bonnie Prince Charlie was James Edward's Stuart's son, not his grandson as stated in the final episode of CD 1.
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on 5 April 2014
This is an very clear run through of the English Monarchy. Of course the reigns are dealt with in a limited fashion but the highs and lows of each reign are pep resented in Starkey's usual style.
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on 22 May 2016
Enjoyed the History DVD
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on 29 April 2016
Excellent
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on 22 July 2014
Partner loves all this type of history,so was please when I got this series for her birthday as she hadn't seen it
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on 30 April 2017
Excellent
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