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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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A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today.
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David Starkey ... Himself - Presenter (17 episodes, 2004-2007)

Series Directed by
James Burge (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Mary Cranitch (unknown episodes)
David Hutt (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Starkey (1 episode, 2007)

Series Produced by
James Reid .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mark Fielder .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2004)
James Burge .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Original Music by
David Sinclair (5 episodes, 2006)

Andy Price (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Jon Wood (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Dewald Aukema (unknown episodes)
Douglas Hartington (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Humphries (unknown episodes)
Chris Openshaw (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Brownlee (1 episode, 2004)
Jon Everett (1 episode, 2004)
Denise Perrin (1 episode, 2006)
Jan Cholawo (1 episode, 2007)

John Everett (unknown episodes)
Jane Harris (unknown episodes)
Sue Outlaw (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Hamish MacLeod (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Costume Design by
Jean Arthur (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Art Department
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2005)
Series Sound Department
Simon Farmer .... sound (unknown episodes)
George Hitchens .... sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Lambert .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Roger Long .... sound (unknown episodes)
Gary McIntyre .... dubbing editor / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Meredith .... sound (unknown episodes)
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)
Sam Edmonds .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)

Colin Holloway .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Series Editorial Department
John Everett .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Lynch .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Hamish MacLeod .... armourer (3 episodes, 2004)

Brian Bero .... armorer (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
50 min (20 episodes) | UK:60 min (6 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It was wrong in the first two minutes., 28 December 2014
Author: mingram2

I tried to get into this, but it started out the series by completely misrepresenting what a monarchy is in reference to other forms of government, so I don't really trust the rest of it. I mean, some facts, sure, I understand getting wrong, but "monarchy" is the concept of the show. Saying that the president of a modern democracy has the same powers as a medieval European monarch is so completely wrong. To simplify it as "one person is at least nominally in charge", ignoring how they achieved power, the limits on that power, etc is huge. Also, their definition of a monarchy is better suited to "autocracy". A monarchy always has a king or queen, an autocracy can vary. But really, if it's a show about the monarchy, I would expect them to correctly explain what one is.

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