Monarchy Season 3

Season 3

Monarchy Season 3

First Air Date: November 13, 2006

First Aired on    :   2006
Episodes    :   5 episodes



Episodes

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3x05 Survival (December 11, 2006)


When, in 1789, the Bastille prison in Paris was stormed and the French Revolution began, few in Britain - least of all King George III, who was recovering from one of his bouts of madness - thought that it would lead to a cataclysmic war with France.


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3x04 Empire (December 04, 2006)


Looks at the selection and crowning of George I as British monarch in 1714, and the events of his reign and also those of George II and George III. Considers how the breakdown in the relationship between the prime minister William Pitt and George III led to the American War of Independence and the loss of the US colonies.


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3x03 Rule Britannia (November 27, 2006)


Looks at the end of the reign of William and Mary, and the changing relationship between Crown and Parliament, and that of Anne and the union with Scotland in 1707 which saw the emergence of Great Britain and how it grew in power.


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3x02 The Glorious Revolution (November 20, 2006)


Looks at the events of 1688 and its aftermath, when the unpopular Roman Catholic King James II was overthrown and his replacement with the protestant Stuart Mary and her husband William of Orange. Considers how the consequences of this was a curtailing of royal power and the basis for the constitutional monarchy and relation with parliament that exists in Britain to this day.


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3x01 The Return of the King (November 13, 2006)


Looks at the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, and the reign of Charles II.




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