Kings and Queens by David Starkey
By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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New, exclusive video for 2013: follow Dr David Starkey's lively insights into royal childhood as we near the birth of the first child of William and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Dr Starkey covers topics such as: What was it like to be a royal child in medieval times? How have the laws of succession changed? What might the future hold for William and Catherine's child?
2013 sees events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the birth of her grandson's first child. This app will help you discover more about nearly two thousand years of Britain's kings and queens.
Renowned historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey brings the past to sparkling interactive life like never before. Explore the roller-coaster history of the British monarchy right up to the present in unprecedented detail, with stunning clarity and colour, in this unique, personal tutorial from one of the world's greatest history teachers and scholars.
Using his book, Crown & Country, as a framework, Dr Starkey charts almost two thousand years of royal history. Browse through timelines, tap in to family trees, and explore the overarching themes that have shaped Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period to today's House of Windsor.
Watch and listen to exclusive video of Dr Starkey as you dip in and out of the text of Crown and Country and on a voyage that brings you right up to the 2011 marriage of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine.
* Exclusive video of Dr Starkey is included in the app download. Additional streaming video of Dr Starkey's views on royal childhood, and the timeline trails, require an internet connection and are subject to network connectivity. Please check with your network operator for details. The producers of this application are not liable for streaming charges.
What's New in Version 1.4
Addition of the 'Royal Childhood' streaming video section
Navigating of the app is a bit tedious at times, but you do get use it. There's no "back" button to get to where you just were.
It allows you to read from a "book", though, where in the book is your guess.
There are also videos of David talking on various subjects, which is a nice touch.
I have noticed that there's a bug when wanting to know about the Domesday Book - the app just crashes!
I haven't read, watching or looked at all this app as to offer just yet, but it's intriguing never-the-less.
- Category: Books
- Updated: 11 July 2013
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 555 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- © HarperCollins, BeyondTheStory, and Jutland Limited 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.