The Rebel Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine already possessed huge wealth when she married Louis, son of the French king. She became Queen of France when only a teenager. But, as this history documentary reveals, that wasn’t the end of the story. After that marriage was annulled, she married English heir Henry and then became Queen of England. But she was no quiet Queen, having a strong influence on both Kings’ reigns.
A Very Royal Crisis: Countdown to Abdication
This is the true tale of the biggest scandal ever to engulf the British Royal Family – a forbidden love affair which had a devastating impact. This BBC Select Original Documentary series recounts the story behind the ten days leading to Edward VIII abdicating his throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. It would change the royals, the press and British history forever.
Elizabeth & Margaret: Love and Loyalty
Princess Margaret is dismissed as a party-going rebel who embarrassed her sister Queen Elizabeth due to her scandalous life. But, as this fascinating documentary reveals, behind closed doors Margaret sacrificed her own happiness for her big sister and the crown. And when Elizabeth became the most famous woman in the world, the pressure threatened to destroy their relationship.
Ep 1: Sibling Rivalry
Their bond was inseparable, but something soon threatened the sisters’ relationship.
Sisters Elizabeth and Margaret were raised as ‘extra royals’. No one thought that Elizabeth would become queen, so the siblings were treated like twins, even dressing in identical outfits. This fascinating history documentary delves into their early years in the royal household. When Elizabeth fell in love with a handsome prince, the sisters’ bond was threatened, and Margaret’s partying began.
Ep 2: Scandal and Salvation
Was Princess Margaret’s scandalous love life a sacrifice to save her sister the Queen?
With Elizabeth now queen, the relationship between the royal sisters is under pressure. She is forced into a life of duty, learning to reign whilst juggling motherhood and marriage. But as this intriguing history documentary reveals, Margaret feels compelled to seek solace elsewhere and her love life starts to make headlines. But was she sacrificing her own happiness to save her sister?
The Queen Of Empire: Victoria
Crowned queen shortly after her 18th birthday, Victoria presided over an extraordinary period of British history which saw huge industrial, social and territorial expansion. As this revealing history documentary shows, over her long reign she also managed to shift the public perception of the royal family and became a celebrated public figure, influencing popular culture.
Queens That Changed The World
So much of history is dominated by men. But some queens wielded extraordinary power, and ruled in ways that far surpassed their male counterparts. This illuminating history documentary series looks at queens such as Victoria, Elizabeth I, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hatshepsut. It investigates what drove these women, how they asserted their authority and what they did to stay in power.