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David Starkey's Monarchy

Series 3 Episode 1: The Return of the King

Dr David Starkey presents a complete history of the British monarchy. This opening programme tells the remarkable story of how King Charles II secured the restoration of the English monarchy by a series of political twists and turns, aligning his throne with Catholic France and then Protestant Parliament, overcoming plague, the Great Fire, and violent opposition to the succession of his Catholic brother James.

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