The early life of Elizabeth II at the point of her marriage in late 1947 during King George VI reign. Through the point in English history when Winston Churchill was elected for a second time as Prime Minister in 1951. The young Elizabeth Begins to understand and learn the responsibilities of the crown. The series explores the relationship of marriage and British leadership beginning with episode 1.
Did You Know?
American-born John Lithgow graduated from Harvard college with an A.B. magna cum laude in 1967, in history and literature. He lived in Adams House as an undergraduate. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in west London. See more
The King refers to Anthony Eden as Foreign Secretary. While Eden was the Foreign Secretary he was also the Deputy Prime Minister. But Deputy Prime Minister is not a fixed constitutional role whose precedence outweighs one of the Great Offices of State (Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary). The King, along with everybody else, undoubtedly called Eden "Foreign Secretary" in real life. See more
Sir Winston Churchill
[broadcasting his eulogy for the King
When the death of the King was announced to us yesterday morning, there struck a deep and somber note in our lives, which resounded far and wide, stilled the clatter and traffic of 20th century life, and made countless millions of human beings around the world pause and look around them. The King was greatly loved by all his peoples. The greatest shocks ever felt by this island fell upon us in his reign. Never, in our long history were we exposed to greater...
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Jared Harris
and Vanessa Kirby See more