Well done Dr Starkey!
The success of a documentary such as this depends on the historian and
because of that this one really couldn't fail!
by David Starkey
of the woman who reigned for forty years, Queen Elizabeth I. From a
childhood filled with death threats and a father who eventually had her
mother killed, she survived to make England a power to be reckoned with
and took on the might of the Spanish Armada.
I must have watched this
documentary every time it came on the television, so I was
delighted when it came out on DVD. The highlight was reading his
book 'Elizabeth' and this DVD is just as good! The cast is
fantastic, did a really good job but it wouldn't have had the
same effect if Dr Starkey himself had not appeared in it.
Starkey is an amazing historian and is a master story teller.
You are guided through the whole DVD by him, he is a
perfectionist and doesn't miss out a single detail. The most
comforting thing though, is that you can see by his facial
expressions and the tone of his voice that he truly does love
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