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Monarchy with David Starkey: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Under the charismatic Oliver Cromwell, Parliament commits a previously unthinkable act: it executes a reigning king. Eventually, the fledgling republic discovers that it needs a monarch after all.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | unknown
Release Date:
18 October 2004 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today.
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User Reviews:
Informative and Annoying See more (6 total) »

Cast

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David Starkey ... Himself - Presenter (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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Series Directed by
David Hutt (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lucy Swingler (2 episodes, 2004)
David Wilson (2 episodes, 2004)
James Runcie (2 episodes, 2005)
James Burge (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mary Cranitch (1 episode, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
David Starkey (5 episodes, 2006-2007)

Series Produced by
Alexander Gardiner .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Fielder .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Peat .... edit producer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rachel Bell .... series producer / producer (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Steven Clarke .... series producer (4 episodes, 2005)
Linda Stephens .... line producer (4 episodes, 2006)
David Hutt .... producer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Francis Welch .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2004)
Colin Collis .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2005)
James Reid .... assistant producer / associate producer (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lucy Swingler .... producer (2 episodes, 2004)
David Wilson .... producer (2 episodes, 2004)
James Burge .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Andy Price (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Sinclair (5 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Chris Openshaw (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Mike Fox (4 episodes, 2005)
Douglas Hartington (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Patrick Duval (3 episodes, 2006)
Vaughan Matthews (2 episodes, 2004)
Steve Robinson (2 episodes, 2004)
Jon Wood (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dewald Aukema (1 episode, 2004)
Jeremy Humphries (1 episode, 2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Denise Perrin (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jane Harris (2 episodes, 2004)
Sue Outlaw (2 episodes, 2004)
Pip Heywood (2 episodes, 2005)
Rupert Troskie (2 episodes, 2006)

John Everett (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Alec Walker (4 episodes, 2005)
Hamish MacLeod (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jane Stuart Brown (4 episodes, 2005)
Jean Arthur (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Daphne Croker .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Management
Ginny Watts .... production manager (6 episodes, 2004)
Sally Corfield .... production manager (4 episodes, 2005)
Teresa Watts .... head of production (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Wellington .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Burrell Durrant Hifle .... graphic designer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2005)
Kyli John .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 2006)
Julian Kirby .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Lambert .... dubbing mixer (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
Gary McIntyre .... dubbing editor (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
Roger Long .... sound (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Simon Farmer .... sound (3 episodes, 2004)
George Hitchens .... sound (3 episodes, 2004)
Geoff Price .... sound (3 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Meredith .... sound (1 episode, 2004)

Matt Vowles .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Hamish MacLeod .... sword master (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Audrey Aquilina .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2005)
Ian Chisholm .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Sam Edmonds .... assistant camera: unconfirmed (1 episode, 2006)
Simon Edwards .... jib operator (1 episode, 2006)
Sam Jackson .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Dave Prevost .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Simon Priestman .... jib operator (1 episode, 2006)
Paul Saltman .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Caroline Williamson .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)

Colin Holloway .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Lynch .... colorist (5 episodes, 2004)
John Everett .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Andy Price .... composer: title music (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
David Sington .... script consultant (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Laura Coates .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2004)
Nina Richards .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Jennie Sawyer .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Helen While .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Hamish MacLeod .... armourer (3 episodes, 2004)
Holly Chester .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2005)
Jeremy Black .... script consultant (3 episodes, 2006)
Jeanne Clenet .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2004)

Brian Bero .... armorer (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
50 min (20 episodes) | UK:60 min (6 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Informative and Annoying, 9 February 2015
Author: Jonathan C

Monarchy is a multi-episode documentary outlining the history of the English Monarchy. I was really excited to stumble onto this series of the Netflix, primarily because I had never seen a thorough presentation of this fascinating subject.

The show, however, is a mixed bag. While on the one hand it is certainly informative, outlining the rich history in vivid detail, it also got on my nerves. Maybe it is my American prejudices, but it seems weird to me that Monarchy should be introduced (as this series does) as government by consent of the people. It seems like most of English history involves a parade of random personalities who acquire power mostly through military prowess and occasionally display synergy with the people themselves.

As for the presentation, it is dead serious, pompous and completely humorless. David Starkey seems almost a cliché of the earnest English historian, and the camera angles have him frequently looking at a downward angle at the audience. I felt like I was being lectured by the old-fashioned English school master/tyrant.

Still, it is educational, and if you can stand the style (or at least are not bothered by it) it is worth a look.

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