Sunday, January 13, 2013

1066 and much more

This is for the Anglophiles among us and particularly for those who enjoy British history. Netflix provides access to many documentaries among which I discovered Monarchy. I've only watched the first two episodes bringing me up to William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings. I am thoroughly enjoying it as it is explaining entertainingly many aspects of that history I didn't have a clear sense of before. From the Netflix description:
Tudor expert and BBC personality David Starkey turns his sharp eye to England's royals in this documentary series that maps the development, from 400 A.D. onward, of Europe's oldest surviving political institution. Beginning with the rise of Alfred the Great's nation-state, Series 1 chronicles the Norman Conquest and Henry II's dominance before delving into the made-for-Shakespeare reigns of three Edwards, Richard II and Henrys IV to VI.
A Google search will find other locations where the series is available, some of them apparently streaming free.

Watch Monarchy (U.K.) Online | Netflix