The Windsors

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From George to Kate While most monarchies have crumbled, the British royal family remains essential to the nationâ™s identity. This documentary gathers archival film footage and stills from nearly a century of official events including the Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935), the coronation of Elizabeth II (1953), the wedding of Charles and Diana (1981), and the announcement of Prince Williamâ™s engagement to Catherine Middleton (2010). Full of pomp, pageantry, and splendor, these historic films portray the Windsors at their most noble. 1 ¾ hrs 1 DVD, SDH, color and B&W, viewerâ™s guide. From Athena.

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From George to Kate While most monarchies have crumbled, the British royal family remains essential to the nation’s identity. This documentary gathers archival film footage and stills from nearly a century of official events including the Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935), the coronation of Elizabeth II (1953), the wedding of Charles and Diana (1981), and the announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Catherine Middleton (2010). Full of pomp, pageantry, and splendor, these historic films portray the Windsors at their most noble. 1 ¾ hrs 1 DVD, SDH, color and B&W, viewer’s guide. From Athena.
Highlights include:
  • The Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935)
  • The Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, formerly Lade Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1937)
  • The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip (1947)
  • The Coronation of Elizabeth II (1953)
  • The Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer (1981)
  • The Funeral of Princess Diana (1997)
  • The Announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Catherine Middleton (2010)
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    Highlights include:
    • The Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935)
    • The Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, formerly Lade Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1937)
    • The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip (1947)
    • The Coronation of Elizabeth II (1953)
    • The Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer (1981)
    • The Funeral of Princess Diana (1997)
    • The Announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Catherine Middleton (2010)
    • 16-page viewer’s guide including a Windsor family tree, articles about royal titles and last names, coronation regalia and protocol
    • Biographies of select Windsors
    • Clips from the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
    • Archival footage about King George VI, the subject of the 2011 Oscar® winner The King’s Speech
    • Timeline and royal fun facts at athenalearning.com
    Packaging:Single disc
    Run Time:106 minutes plus bonus programming
    Format:Widescreen
    Number of discs:1
    Language:English
    Subtitles:No
    Color or B&W:Color and Black & White
    CC:No
    SDH:Yes
    Region Code:1
    Aspect Ratio:16:9
    Rating:NR
    Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.

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    5 Stars

    Arlene Hartin from CA on 11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I like it because it is a great visual way to learn more about the history of the royal family. I collect books and DVDs on British royalty and this is a nice addition

    Sure it will be great!

    5 Stars

    Carol from VA on 8/2/2012 10:35:00 AM wrote:

    I bought this DVD as a Christmas gift for my husband - so will not watch until after that time but I'm sure he will be pleased - he asked for it.