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Royal Kingdom - Box Set (DVD)

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Running Time
8 hours
Green Umbrella
Release Date
September 2004
PAL Region 0
Availability Usually despatched within 2-6 working days.
A box set, containing 8 separate programmes (all of which have been available separately before):

The Pleasure Palace
When a Prince of Wales started carrying on with a married lady, London was thought to be too hot for him. He was allowed to build a small place on the coast, but this was no rural retreat. The Brighton Pavilion he created turned out to be the most expensive house in the world. In this programme, we explore the Cinque Ports and their links to smuggling, the birth of the Royal Navy,Woolmer Castle and the glories of Canterbury.

London's Palaces
Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster provide the backdrops and settings to some of the greatest state occasions and royal pageantry in our nation's life. Yet they are only two of an extraordinary number of Palaces in the capital.Whitehall, St James, Kensington, Hampton Court and the most famous of them all, Buckingham Palace are all embraced in this guided tour to the Royal Palaces of London.

Old England
This fascinating programme visits one of the most famous ancient sites of civilisation, Stonehenge, examines Salisburys regal past and unearths the secret of Winchesters great Hall. We also explore the defender of the Empires south coast, Portsmouth, where we join HMY Britannia for its final voyage.

London's Royal River
Since the days when kings first started building palaces along the banks of the river, they've used the Thames as a means of transport. That made the Royal Watermen extremely important as they ferried the monarch in style from Greenwich in the East right through to Windsor in the West. In this programme we travel much of that route visiting the Palace in Eltham, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the Tower of London and the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.

Monarchy Under Fire
In this journey around outer London, we visit Richmond and its lost Palace where Queen Elizabeth I passed her final days. Then its north to Hatfield where she spent her youth and heard that she was to be Queen.We go east to Rochester and the town that uniquely witnessed both the abdication of one king and the homecoming of another, a tale not lost on the towns greatest writer Charles Dickens.

Cambridge and Cathedrals
Two great British institutions, Education and the Church, and their links with the monarchy are examined with a visit to Cambridge University and the ecclesiastical centres of Bury St Edmunds and St Pauls. It was at Cambridge that the monarchy evolved from warrior kings to the modern model, and it was through its links with the clerical that the crown preserved its unique position as head of both state and church. However, despite sounding like a refined path, both relationships were never far from the dramatic and stormy.

The Glorious South
The New Forest must have felt like a haven for the triumphant Norman invaders in the 11th Century, but it was where William II met his untimely end. Equally, the Isle ofWight is home to one of the happiest of Royal residences, Osborne House. Alongside, however, is Carisbrooke castle, where a king was imprisoned prior to his execution. In this programme we tour the South and visit the grandeur of Petworth and Arundel as well as the glorious surroundings of the Isle ofWight and the New Forest.

The Legacy
In this programme, we look at the unique way in which the Royal family and its impact on our lives, is woven into the fabric of society.We marvel at the splendours of Windsor Palace and witness the links that the City and the Bank of England have with Royalty.We also travel south west to sleepy Esher, to see what impact the death of a princess - in her day as well loved as Princess Diana - had on the population of her time.

In black & white, and colour.

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