CROWN AND COUNTRY

CROWN AND COUNTRY

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CROWN AND COUNTRY
  • Crown & Country: The New Forest

    Edward Windsor takes to horseback and discovers that it was not always ponies for which the New Forest was famous. As we discover, it has borne witness to more than its fair share of mysterious deaths and acts of treason.

  • Crown & Country: Portsmouth

    Edward Windsor's historical exploration of the south east of England takes him to one of the best natural harbours in the world, and home of the Royal Navy. Innovation is key: here we find the first dry dock, the first iron-clad warship and even the first place that tea was drunk socially.

  • Crown & Country: Winchester

    This glorious city was an ancient capital of England. Edward traces back down the years the origins of the Crown via such luminaries as King Alfred, King Edgar and even King Arthur. Pillage, plunder, murder and miracle.

  • Crown & Country: Brighton and Lewes

    A tale of two towns concludes this tour by Edward Windsor through some of England’s most historic sites and their connections with the Crown. The regal links between the two towns is in small part due to George IV, but has more to do with some acts of derring-do and tales of wheeling and dealing.

  • Crown & Country: Isle of Wight

    Edward Windsor travels overseas for the first in a new series of Crown and Country to the Isle of Wight. He discovers that an ancestor of his was responsible for the first salvage dive below the ocean and learns how the town records for Yarmouth came to be thrown away! He also has a brush with a ...

  • Crown & Country: Aldershot

    Edward Windsor goes to Farnborough to find a corner of England that is forever France - and unearths the reason why Aldershot is so strongly linked with the army. We keep faith with the military theme by visiting Stratfield Saye, home of the Duke of Wellington, and find out that Queen Victoria wa...

  • Crown & Country: Rochester and Chatham

    Rochester was famously both the scene of the first royal abdication and ironically, the restoration of the monarchy after Cromwell. Edward Windsor discovers a curious connection between the area’s most prolific author Charles Dickens, the naval dockyards at Chatham and Queen Victoria.

  • Crown & Country: Arundel

    The flower festival of Corpus Christi provides the backdrop as Edward Windsor investigates one of the oldest hereditary titles in the land - The Earl of Arundel. They are still responsible for organising many of England’s grandest state occasions, nearly one thousand years after they first held t...

  • Crown & Country: Salisbury

    Salisbury is an area steeped in myth and legend, from Stonehenge to the top of the spire in Salisbury Cathedral. Edward Windsor follows in the footsteps of his ancestors and discovers how many royal connections there are with this beautiful part of the country. We also unearth a forgotten palace ...

  • Crown & Country: Canterbury

    In 1174 a few ill-chosen words from Henry II changed the course of history. The murder of Thomas Becket shook the whole of Christendom to its roots. But as Edward Windsor discovers, this darkest hour for Canterbury led to the creation of the most visited shrine in the Kingdom and brought untold w...

  • Blenheim Part Two: The Battle

    300 years ago, a battle took place in these German fields - a battle that few remember today - but in which British troops played a vital role. It was a fight which would determine the fate of Europe.