A THOUSAND YEARS OF ROYALTY

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  • Inside the Tower of London: Season 3

    1 season

    A look at the history of the Tower of London, a castle located on the north bank of the River Thames. It was built by William the Conqueror and was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 with Anne Boleyn one of its most famous and tragic prisoners.

  • Thomas Cromwell: A Very Modern Tudor

    1 season

    Tracy Borman investigates the rise of Thomas Cromwell, from the son of a Putney blacksmith to Henry VIII's right-hand man, and his eventual downfall.

  • The Commonwealth: End of an Empire

    The Commonwealth stems back to the long reigning days of the British empire.

  • The Rise and Fall of Versailles

    1 season

    A three-part study of the opulent French royal palace through the tumultuous and ultimately tragic reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.

  • Queen Victoria: In Her Own Words

    1 season

    Queen Victoria's journals reveal how she struggled to reconcile her different roles as monarch, wife and passionate lover, and mother to a growing brood of children.

  • Inside the Tower of London: Season 4

    1 season

    A look at the history of the Tower of London, a castle located on the north bank of the River Thames. It was built by William the Conqueror and was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 with Anne Boleyn one of its most famous and tragic prisoners.

  • The Secret Versailles of Marie-Antoinette

    The Queen's Hamlet is a palace disguised as a peasant's cottage hidden in the Versailles gardens. A romantic hideaway, Marie-Antoinette conceived it as a reminder of her carefree youth in Vienna. The Revolution left it for a ruin. Now, two centuries later, its renovation finally begins.

  • Queen Mary

    Did Queen Mary, wife of George V do more to save the monarchy than any member of the Royal family?
    Grandmother to the current Queen, her influence may have been largely forgotten but her impact on Britain has been undeniable.

  • Her Majesty's Prime Ministers: Tony Blair

    Tony Blair became Her Majesty's tenth Prime Minister and would end up being one of the most controversial during her reign.

  • King George VI: Brother, Husband, King

    George VI: An unlikely King whose closest family relationships shaped him: from a brutal father to a brother whose actions forced George onto a throne that he never wanted.

  • The Real Windsors

    1 season

    Filmed as the reign of Britain's longest serving monarch draws to a close, this inside story on the state of the world's most famous dynasty asks: what next for the monarchy?

  • England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

    1 season

    Jane was just a teenager when she ruled England for 9 days in 1553. As her Protestant supporters quickly abandoned her in favour of the Catholic Mary, she was convicted of high treason and executed together with her teenage husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, less than a month later.

  • Caligula

    How true are the extraordinary stories told about Caligula: The Tyrant of Rome?

  • Gentlemen: The Queen

    Made in 1953 by Rank Studios in celebration of the Queen's Coronation and narrated by Laurence Olivier, this fascinating documentary utilises contemporary newsreel to celebrate the Queen's life up to her ascension.

  • Charles I: To Kill A King

    1 season

    A momentous event in history, the trial and execution of King Charles I, an act that changed politics and power in England forever.

  • Discovering Royalty on Film

    An entertaining look at the critics top 25 films featuring Royal Stories throughout history on the silver screen. From 'The King's Speech' to 'The Last Emperor'. Will your 'favourite' make the cut?

  • The King in the Car Park

    What happened to the remains of King Richard III (1452-1485) after his death?
    Using the DNA of direct modern day descendants, archaeologists begin the search for his skeleton.

  • Richard III: The Unseen Story

    In this special follow-up programme to 'The King in the Car Park', the only television team with access to the dig and the scientific tests on the skeleton uses unseen footage and conducts two days of additional interviews to tell this extraordinary forensic detective story in even greater scient...

  • Charles I: The Downfall of a King

    1 season

    Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I's rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the king's head.

  • Julius Caesar Revealed

    Julius Caesar is the most famous Roman of them all: brutal conqueror, dictator and victim of a gruesome assassination on the Ides of March 44 BC.

  • Henry VIII: Man, Monarch, Monster

    1 season

    This sumptuous 3 part documentary series reveals Henry VIII like never before.
    What was it about Henry's personality that has made him Britain's most infamous King?

  • The Queen Mother's Blitz

    The Queen Mother's personality and determination made a remarkable difference to the war effort as did her fight to improve the British people's morale during the second world war. Her insistence that the royal family remain in London was so much more than a reassuring statement.

  • Her Majesty's Prime Ministers: Margaret Thatcher

    The Queen worked with over a dozen Prime Ministers. Her eighth, Margaret Thatcher, would be the United Kingdom’s very first female Prime Minister, and the longest serving in over 150 years.

  • Private Lives of the Tudors: Gloriana

    Writer Tracy Borman explores the life of Elizabeth I, looking into her relationships with her closest attendants and her attitudes to, and treatment of, other women as well as her erotically charged love affairs and her love of tooth-rotting sugar.