An interesting and often humorous Lecture at The University of Cambridge by Dr. David Starkey on the significance of the Monarchy. More than the biographies of the kings and queens of England, this lecture is an in depth examination of what the English monarchy has meant, in terms of the expression of the individual, the Mother of Parliaments, Magna Carta, the laws of England and the land of England.The importance of the rich heritage of the Anglo Saxon kings is featured but it does not stop there. This is the history of ideas and ideals, as well as colourful characters.
David Starkey Lecture given on September 29th, 2009 Cambridge University:
About David Starkey:
David Robert Starkey, CBE, FSA (born 3 January 1945) is an English historian, a television and radio presenter, and a specialist in the Tudor period. More on him Here