Tales from the Royal Bedchamber DVD - AV Item

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Our obsession with the antics of royal bedrooms, births, and the succession of the British throne is nothing new. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with past British monarchs to uncover TALES FROM THE ROYAL BEDCHAMBER, examining the creation of private chambers, exploring the backstairs politics, and looking at the increasingly lavish design of Royal State beds themselves.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

3.5 out of 4 stars
"Likely to be popular with Anglophiles, this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian, July/August 2015

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber

    Our obsession with the antics of royal bedrooms, births, and the succession of the British throne is nothing new. The royal bedchamber was once a very public sphere. In times gone by, courtiers and dignitaries would attend royal marriage ceremonies, and observe royal births in order to verify the baby's gender. Even the process of creating royal babies often took place in a semi-public context to prove an heir's legitimacy.

    Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with past British monarchs to uncover TALES FROM THE ROYAL BEDCHAMBER. She examines the creation of private chambers in response to the overwhelmingly public nature of royal bedrooms, and explores the backstairs politics which developed as a result. She looks at the increasingly lavish design of Royal State beds and the huge expense which went into these beds in royal palaces and private great houses alike, many of which were never even slept in. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)