Inside Windsor Castle

Love and War (1936-1952)

Series 1 - Episode 2 Love and War (1936-1952)

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Summary

A look back at the series of events that shaped the monarchy between 1936 and 1952, using dramatic reconstructions and an extraordinary archive of film. Edward VIII's abdication in 1936 meant that his brother ‘Bertie' became King George VI, and his eldest daughter Elizabeth was now suddenly and unexpectedly heir to the throne. When the Second World War broke out, Elizabeth and her sister Margaret moved into the safe haven that was Windsor Castle, which Elizabeth loved for its history and its heritage, while for Margaret it was one big adventure playground.

Cast & Crew

Director Will Aspinall
Director Paul Nelson
Executive Producer Philip Clarke
Executive Producer Simon Raikes
Producer Will Aspinall
Producer Paul Nelson
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