Former Kings & Queens

Former Kings & Queens

British royals before Elizabeth II

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Former Kings & Queens
  • The Wars of the Roses: A Bloody Crown

    The true story – and inspiration behind the acclaimed historical drama, The White Queen – of the 15th-century power struggle between The House of Lancaster and The House of York. This film tells the whole fascinating story, with dramatic reconstructions. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Edward and George: Two Brothers, One Throne

    The complex relationship between royal brothers Edward VIII and George VI, who were both at the heart of the infamous abdication crisis of 1936, is the subject of this excellent documentary. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • Wallis Loved and Lost

    The story of Wallis Simpson, an infamous, twice-divorced American who changed the course of history by marrying Edward VIII in 1937 leading to an abdication crisis. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • George VI Coronation Special

    With its vintage commentary, this marvellous timepiece is the original 1937 coverage of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth that fascinated cinemagoers in a time before television news. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother: A Woman of Her Century

    Born on August 4th 1900, one of nine children, the extraordinary life of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - known around the world as "The Queen Mother" - spanned the 20th Century. When she died in 2002 she was 102 years old. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • Time to Remember - 1936: The Time of Three Kings

    Good documentary about events of the year of the abdication crisis. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.

  • British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century

    Throughout the 20th century, royal weddings were events of majestic splendour. People would camp out in the streets of London to get a prime location for the procession. They would gather for a glimpse of the newly-married couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. In this film, we relive the ma...

  • British Royal Children of the 20th Century

    Relive the formative years of Britain’s most famous 20th-century princes and princesses – including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry – in this comprehensive and nostalgic overview of public appearances by young royals. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • A Day That Shook the World – Royals

    Including: Queen Victoria's funeral, Edward VIII abdicates, British Royal Family in crisis, Windsor Castle damaged by fire, the Prince and Princess separate, Princess of Wales dies in Paris car crash, funeral of Diana, and Charles and Camilla wed.