Fridays, July 2nd, 9th & 16th at 10:00 p.m. on WPBT2
– Go Inside the Tumultuous History of Englandís Ruling Family in THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR –
Struggling and succeeding through warfare, prosperity, death, spectacle, adultery, divorce and scandal, the Windsor dynasty has controlled the throne of England for nearly a century, becoming the public face of the world’s most famous monarchy.
THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR, explores the tragedies and triumphs of this great family, chronicling the ups and downs of the kings, queens, princes and princesses who have guided England through the 20th century. Featuring rare and exclusive footage of the family from as recently as September 2009, THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR spins a rich tale of intriguing and scandalous personalities. The entire history of the Windsors is detailed, beginning with King George V’s dramatic decision to change the ruling family’s name in tribute to the famous royal home of Windsor Castle. There were moments of triumph; under King George V and his son, George VI, the Windsors led England through the First and Second World Wars. Queen Elizabeth became one of the country’s longest-reigning monarchs, traveling the world to adoring crowds and celebrating the “Golden Jubilee” of her 50th year in power in 2002.
The family was touched with moments of immense scandal and unbelievable tragedy. Prince Edward famously abdicated the throne for the love of an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Prince Charles and Diana divorced and faced a media firestorm after reports of their various affairs, and the country was left heartbroken after Diana’s 1997 death in a car accident. Diana’s son, Prince Harry, faced heavy criticism for wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.
Featuring a toe-tapping and century-spanning soundtrack, THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR is a fascinating look at the world’s last true monarchy.
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