Dr. David Starkey presents the second series of his history of the British monarchy beginning in the savage maelstrom of the Wars of the Roses. The Tudors eventually triumph and carry the crown of England to its peak. Then the House of Stuart takes the throne uniting England and Scotland but eventually mishandling both countries.The second series culminates in the English Civil War and a revolution that killed a king but failed to extirpate royal rule in Britain. And in 1660 the king is returned to the throne. Starkey reveals the lust greed desire and emotion of Englands past kings and queens as they battle for the crown. With teen pregnancies hired hit men scheming mothers-in-law warring siblings and more it features more drama than even Hollywood could dream up. The Crown Imperial - 1450s and The War of the Roses the birth of the Tudors.