David Starkey's Monarchy


The Shadow of the King

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Part of Blackadder's History. Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I all succeeded their father Henry VIII, but what were their legacies? David Starkey recounts.

Tudors and Stuarts

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Plantagenet in-fighting lead to the Wars of the Roses in the 1450s. David Starkey takes in the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII as he recalls our royal history.

Death of a Dynasty

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David Starkey gives us the cold hard facts about medieval kings Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V and Henry VI, whose reigns were immortalised in Shakespeare plays.

United Kingdom

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A tale of three Edwards: Edward I's bid to forge a 'United Kingdom', Edward II's disastrous rule and Edward III's restorative reign. David Starkey takes up the saga.


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Hear about the ruthless ambition of Henry II of England - and his feud with Thomas Becket - as David Starkey sheds light on the Angevin kings of the 12th and 13th centuries.
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