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|Kings Queens of England Vol 1 From the Dark Days of Anglo-Saxon Times to the Glorious Reign of|
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Throughout the centuries, the shape and destiny of English history have been molded by her Kings and Queens. There have been visionaries and law-makers, the great and the good ?but also the weak or tyrannical. Using perio... more »
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Not what I expected
K. Jones | Diamond Bar, CA United States | 06/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm facinated by English history and I've studied it quite a bit; I bought this DVD out of interest and also because I'm a visual learner and I find that it's easier to learn something if you can put a face to it.
Well, this DVD is a good buy for the novice who knows nothing about English history and knows no names besides Henry VIII and Elizabeth I; for anyone with more knowledge, skip this DVD because you will gain nothing from watching it.
It's only 50 min in length and covers from about 878 to 1603. I found it very interesting that the only queen consorts that it mentioned were Isabella of France (the treacherous wife of Edward II) and the 6 wives of Henry VIII (undoubtably the most famous, but what about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Eleanor of Castile, or Elizabeth Woodeville?)
The DVD also only refers to the kings by their names (i.e. Edward I, better known as 'Longshanks' but this isn't even mentioned in the DVD).
This DVD isn't terrible by any means, but it's for beginners to English history and not really suppletmental viewing to those who already know quite a bit about it."
Kings and Queens
Gary Burbridge | 03/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A good basic introduction to the first kings and queens of England. Uses too much "repeat" footage for my taste, but doesn't do a bad job with basics."