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  • Monarchy | David Starkey

    Monarchy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By David Starkey
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    The crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe. Throughout this audiobook Dr David Starkey emphasises the Crown's endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which we live with today.

    Michael says: "A "must read"!"
  • Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy | David Starkey

    Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy

    • ABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Norton
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    The monarchy is one of Britain’s longest surviving institutions – as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector – all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain’s monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.

    daniel says: "Needs Chapters - to good to stop!"
  • Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII | David Starkey

    Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By Patricia Hodge
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    The first of Henry VIII's wives was Catherine of Aragon, the pious Catholic princess who suffered years of miscarriages and still births and yet failed to produce a male heir.

  • Kings and Queens: Podcast 3 | David Starkey

    Kings and Queens: Podcast 3

    • ORIGINAL (7 mins)
    • By David Starkey
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    David Starkey, one of the world's leading television historians and authors talks to BookD minutes before his introductory launch and talk about his app Kings and Queens which was given on the final day at this year's London Book Fair. David discusses the idea of modern technology and how innovative thinking in publishing changes the role of the author entirely especially when regarding his particular writing ethic.

  • The Monarchy of England: The Beginnings | David Starkey

    The Monarchy of England: The Beginnings

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    This is the first of three volumes, which, taken together under the over-arching title of Monarchy, will form a new, ground-breaking history of England as told through the lives of its Kings and Queens.

    Andrew says: "Charming and Insightful"
  • Elizabeth | David Starkey

    Elizabeth

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By Patricia Hodge
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    An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual yet, she said, a virgin, Elizabeth I was to be famed as England's most successful ruler. This absorbing new book, by concentrating on the early years from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558, shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.

  • Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors | David Starkey

    Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    Monarchy encompasses the greatest and most notorious events in our history. From the War of the Roses to the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the bloody battles of the English Civil War to the madness of King George III, the Napoleonic Era to the heyday of Empire under Victoria, and finally to our present-day Queen Elizabeth II, Monarchy offers a radical reappraisal of English nationhood, culture, and politics, shown through the most central institution in English life.

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