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    • Monarchy

    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: David Starkey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    The crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe. Throughout this audiobook Dr David Starkey emphasises the Crown's endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which we live with today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding content and narration

    • By Tarek on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Crown and Country

    • A History of England through the Monarchy
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Norton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The monarchy is one of Britain’s longest surviving institutions – as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector – all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain’s monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Interesting

    • By Once We Were Fiction on 09-10-11

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Six Wives

    • The Queens of Henry VIII
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The first of Henry VIII's wives was Catherine of Aragon, the pious Catholic princess who suffered years of miscarriages and still births and yet failed to produce a male heir.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I now know a lot more!

    • By Harold on 27-07-08

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Monarchy of England

    • The Beginnings
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    This is the first of three volumes, which, taken together under the over-arching title of Monarchy, will form a new, ground-breaking history of England as told through the lives of its Kings and Queens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb introduction to audible

    • By Richard on 03-03-09

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Monarchy

    • England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Monarchy encompasses the greatest and most notorious events in our history. From the War of the Roses to the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the bloody battles of the English Civil War to the madness of King George III, the Napoleonic Era to the heyday of Empire under Victoria, and finally to our present-day Queen Elizabeth II, Monarchy offers a radical reappraisal of English nationhood, culture, and politics, shown through the most central institution in English life.

    • England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Elizabeth

    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual yet, she said, a virgin, Elizabeth I was to be famed as England's most successful ruler. This absorbing new book, by concentrating on the early years from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558, shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Teebs on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £6.99