ABDICATION AND ASCENSION

ABDICATION AND ASCENSION

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ABDICATION AND ASCENSION
  • The King Who Threw Away His Crown

    The King Who Saved The Crown is the story of Bertie, the Duke of York – a shy man, and in many ways the unlikeliest of Kings. But he was loyal, honourable, reliable and above all dutiful, all the qualities that his elder brother Edward, who had abandoned the throne, lacked.

    With the help of his ...

  • The Secret Photos of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

    The intimate love story of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson as it's never been seen before. The secret, moving and often surprising tale of the most glamorous exiles in the world is told through a unique collection of photographs, offering new insight into the romance between the King and 'the divo...

  • The King Who Saved the Crown

    The King Who Saved The Crown is the story of Bertie, the Duke of York, in many ways the unlikeliest of Kings. But while cripplingly shy, he was also loyal, honourable, reliable and above all dutiful, many of the qualities that his elder brother Edward lacked. With the help of his gifted wife, Eli...

  • The Queen Mother: A Royal Century

    For a century, she dazzled a nation and the world. She remains one of the most popular symbols of 20th century Royalty, setting an example for everyone in public life. Made before her death in 2002, this documentary uses fascinating film footage and testimony from Royal experts like David Starkey...

  • The First Windsors

    In 1917 with British casualties mounting on the battlefields of France, and anti-German sentiment on the rise at home, King George V together with his powerful wife was forced to change the Royal Family name to Windsor and a new dynasty was born.

    Proud to be king of 'a wonderful people' the fir...

  • Keeping It In The Royal Family

    The fascinating story of how an insignificant and poverty stricken - but deeply ambitious - underdog amongst Europe's aristocratic houses managed to manoeuvre its children onto thrones across the world from Norway to Portugal, from Britain to Greece, from Sweden to Bulgaria.

  • Queen Mother - An Affectionate Tribute

    As old as the century she lived in, the Queen Mother was a revered figure in British life. A symbol of courage in the Second World War and an enduring icon of stability, the Queen Mother attracted a loyalty of affection matched only by the Queen herself. This remarkable portrait digs beneath the ...

  • Last Party at the Palace

    This impeccably turned-out documentary takes a fascinating look at one of Great Britain's most eccentric class-driven traditions; the Débutante system. Paraded in front of the Monarch before 'coming out' to seek a suitable husband, these young girls were the cream of society. The very last 'debs'...