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Sadly not for me.I was disappointed to be truthful.
on 17 July 2013
Dr Castor gives an excellent commentary,her diction is very good,clear and concise.BUT!! the films did not tell me anything exciting or memorable,it really was the same old story doing the rounds.In fact I was surprised at the amount of (dare I say it!)guesswork,the "not 100% sure bits!"...Heck, we know it was a long time back and very difficult to find evidence concerning these women,but I cannot really recall anything historically important or any new facts after watching the whole series,the only thing I can recall is Dr Castors orange scarf..
By the way I do have all Dr Starkeys' DVD's running in a similar vein,Monarchy etc,and I prefer his in all honesty, and he is not my liege man(with humour!!).
The much too many background shots of modern cities with their horrible modern concrete buildings did nothing for me.I have a good imagination but I could not see the analogy of the scenes, as hard as I tried, of a medieval Royal gathering put against city roads with lorries and cars hurtling past,including the thunderous noise the vehicles make.
That many of the facts that were presented were too stretched,too weak and thin to be historically accurate was also off-putting..
However others may well love this series,sadly I cannot.