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David Starkey’s Monarchy - The Windsors

Synopsis
Dr David Starkey concludes his epic story of the British monarchy with a special programme on the history of the House of Windsor. Far from being stuck in the past, the story of the monarchy in the 20th Century has been one of re-invention. In the space of a few decades our Royal family changed its name, its image and the role it played in the life of the nation. It embraced new technology and found new ways to engage with the people. As David Starkey reveals, this was a course of action that would take the monarchy to some of its greatest moments of triumph, but also sowed the seeds of its near destruction. (73 minutes) NB Also available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/show?p=BYWITon8EpU&pl=7FB26C0D09CC7288
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2007
Notes
Broadcst on C4 on 26/12/2007
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of England; history of the 20th century; monarchy

Online availability

URI
http://www.youtube.com/show?p=BYWITon8EpU&s=4
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Writer
David Starkey
Contributor
David Starkey

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

4OD

Web
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od External site opens in new window
Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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