The British royal family remains essential to the nation’s identity even though most monarchies have crumbled. The House of Windsor continues to capture the world’s imagination, even today, with the most recent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

This DVD, The Windsors From George to Kate, is a documentary that gathers archival film footage and stills from nearly a century of official events. Highlights include:

• The Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935)
• The Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, formerly Lady 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)

The bonus package for this DVD set includes:

• 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

I don’t know too much about the British royalty but my husband is British and when he mentions it in a conversation it always is quite amusing. If you would like to learn more about it click on the Amazon link above and order your own copy of The Windsors From George to Kate.

Jan Barrett

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