David Starkey's Monarchy

The Return of the King

Series 3 - Episode 1 The Return of the King

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Summary

The historian examines the reign of Charles II, a period that saw the restoration of the English crown's authority through a series of well-executed political manoeuvres and forced the king to overcome the disasters of plague and the Great Fire of London. Charles's 25-year reign avoided the war of past years - allowing the foundation of the world's first modern state to be laid.

Cast & Crew

Director David Barrie
Executive Producer Alexander Gardiner
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