Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots: A Documentary by Historian Simon Schama

In September 200o, the BBC documentary, A History of Britain, aired in the United Kingdom.  This fifteen part series was written and hosted by the super awesome historian, Simon Schama.

The chapter I have linked from this series is entitled, The Body of the Queen, which focuses on two uniquely different women:  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart FourPart Five, and Part Six 

If you would like to watch the entire A History of Britain documentary, please click the link here. 

Enjoy!     🙂

For those who are interested in purchasing the complete series you may do so at Amazon.com

Photos courtesy of:  Wikipedia

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Historian David Starkey and Curator for the Royal Collections, Jennifer Scott, Discuss Royal Portraiture

On March 14, 2011, the official website for the British monarchy published the discussion about royal portraiture on their official You Tube channel.

The speakers are:  The awesome (in my opinion) Historian Dr. David Starkey and Jennifer Scott, curator for the royal collection.

David Starkey, one of Britain’s finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.

This event marked the publication of Jennifer Scott’s new book for the Royal Collection, The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact (2010).

Find out more on http://www.royalcollection.org.uk

The discussion is roughly over 56 minutes and is, in my opinion, incredibly fascinating.  So, here you go… please click the link to view:  Royal Portraiture

Also, there is a wonderful discussion with David Starkey regarding the monarchy, its history, and other cool stuff.  Again, the series is roughly 52 minutes, and again incredibly interesting.  Click the link to watch:  Dr. David Starkey

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