The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016)

 

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses - Gloucester (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Margaret (SOPHIE OKONEDO), Richard III (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Cecily (JUDI DENCH), Henry VI (TOM STURRIDGE)

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses – Gloucester (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Margaret (SOPHIE OKONEDO), Richard III (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Cecily (JUDI DENCH), Henry VI (TOM STURRIDGE) © BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Director: Dominic Cooke

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Okonedo, John Mackay, Stanley Townsend, Ben Daniels

Production Companies: Neal Street Productions, NBCUniversal, WNET

Kent Locations Used: Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Penshurst Place

The Hollow Crown returns to BBC Two with a second series, The Wars of the Roses that include adaptations of three more historic plays by Shakespeare – Henry VI Part 1 & 2 and Richard III. The series is part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game) stars as Richard III and Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked, Far from the Madding Crowd) plays Henry VI.

The supporting cast includes a wealth of talented actors, including Judi Dench (Philomena, Skyfall), Jeremy Irons (Eragon, The Lion King), Keeley Hawes (Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs), Sophie Okonedo (Doctor Who, Criminal Justice), John Mackay (Doc Martin, Casualty), Stanley Townsend (Cars, Ripper Street) and Ben Daniels (Locke, Madaline).

The first series aired in 2012 and featured Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and 2 and Henry V. The latter of which was also partly filmed in Kent; at Penshurst Place and Squerryes Court.

The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses (2016) Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard II fighting in battle

The Hollow Crown The Wars Of The Roses © BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/Robert Viglasky

The second series of The Hollow Crown filmed in Kent where Leeds Castle‘s Barbican and moat to depict scenes at the Tower of London, Penshurst Place doubled as the exterior of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Gates and Dover Castle features as The Tower of London as well as Anjou’s Palaceand Joan’s Chambers in Rouen in Part 1 and a French Prison and St Alban’s Chapel and Market Place in Part 2.

Rich in history, Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. The castle has opened its doors to a number of film productions over the years including Gadget Man (2014), Henry VIII (2003) and Lady Jane (1987).

Dover Castle is one of the most iconic of all the English fortresses, guarding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. With its beautiful medieval interior, secret wartime tunnels and set overlooking the English Channel, Dover Castle is a popular film location having previously welcomed productions such as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Into the Woods (2015) and To Kill a King (2003).

Penshurst Place is a 14th Century Manor House with preserved interiors, including the unique medieval Baron’s Hall as well as 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens. Wolf Hall (2015), Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) have previously filmed at Penshurst Place.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses also features in the Kent Film Office Tudor(ish) Trail which celebrates Kent’s Tudor history and film connections.

Don’t miss The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses:

Henry VI part 1 will air on Saturday 7th May 2016 on BBC Two at 21:00.

Henry VI part 2 will air on Saturday 14th May 2016  on BBC Two at 21:00.

Richard III will air on Saturday 14th May 2016  on BBC Two at 21:00.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on The Hollow Crown visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s90hz

To discover The Tudor(ish) Trail: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/tudorish-trail/

For more information on Leeds Castle: http://www.leeds-castle.com/home

For more information on Dover Castle: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/

For more information on Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com/

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Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015)

(L-R) Mason McQueen, Terry Wogan at a table with countryside in the background

(L-R) Mason McQueen, Terry Wogan © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Production Company: Curve Media

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury – Cathedral, The Goods Shed and Kent County Cricket ground, Whitstable, Tunbridge Wells – Penshurst Place, The Pantiles, Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School,  Chiddingstone

Television royalty, Sir Terry Wogan, and London Cabbie, Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad), join forces to embark on the foodie’s ultimate adventure around the UK. Along the way, they check out the weird and wonderful British cuisine and look at how tastes have changed.

The 20 part series has taken its inspiration from the 1963 book, British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain, by Samuel Chamberlain. Wogan and McQueen set off in Chamberlain’s footstep in search of the great British foods of today and exploring their social history. Sampling the foods mentioned in the book, they compare ‘then and now’ and piece together their evolution from all the knowledge preserved by the local people they meet.

Episode five focuses on Canterbury when the pair visit Canterbury Cathedral, The Goods Shed and Kent County Cricket ground. They also head to Whitstable, to sample local Oysters and Whelks and soak up the atmosphere of the working harbour and fishery before heading to The Sportsman, Seasalter’s local gastropub with a Michelin Star.

Episode nine sees the duo visit the historic town of Chiddingstone, where they sample the local Kentish ales at Larkins Brewery and The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells and Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School before heading to Penshurst Place.

L-R - Mason McQueen, Rosemary Shrager, Terry Wogan at Rosemary's cooking school

L-R – Mason McQueen, Rosemary Shrager, Terry Wogan at Rosemary’s cooking school © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Mason McQueen, Philip Sidney and Terry Wogan at the Great Hall in Penshurst Place

Mason McQueen, Philip Sidney and Terry Wogan at Penshurst Place © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Canterbury is a vibrant City which boasts a Cathedral, busy shopping areas, parks and open spaces. Nearby is the seaside town of Whitstable which has a strong arts and culture scene and offers a harbour, shingle beach and busy high street.  The area has previously featured on productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

Chiddingstone is a one-street Tudor village and has previously been used as a film location by productions such as Walking Through History (2013), A Room With A View (1986) and Elizabeth R (1971).

Tunbridge Wells is a large town situated in West Kent with a busy town centre and a period shopping area, The Pantiles,  offering a fascinating variety of small specialist shops, antique shops, open-air cafés, restaurants and bars. Previous productions that have been filmed in Tunbridge Wells include The British Animal Honours (2013), Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), and How to Look Good Naked (2009).

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor style manor house set in gorgeous parkland with formal Elizabethan gardens. Penshurst Place is a popular film location, having previously welcomed productions such as Wolf Hall (2015), The Great Fire (2014) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Catch the Canterbury episode on Friday 4th September on BBC Two at 18:30 and the Tunbridge Wells episode on Thursday 10th September on BBC Two at 18:30.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the series: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b069cjc0

For more information about the locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/

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Armada: 12 Days to Save England (2015)

Anita Dobson as Queen Elizabeth I - ©BBC

Anita Dobson as Queen Elizabeth I – ©BBC

 

Presenter: Dan Snow

Historical Consultant: Geoffrey Parker

Starring: Anita Dobson

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Penshurst Place and Gardens

Armada: 12 Days to Save England is three part docudrama focusing on Queen Elizabeth I and the attack of the Spanish Armada during the summer of 1588, when England was the closest it’s ever been to being conquered.

The show combines CGI and dramatic reconstruction with discussions from leading historians. The show hopes to bring a unique insight to the dramatic historical event, when King Philip II of Spain ordered the invasion of England. The programme benefits from historical analysis of previously unseen letters written by Spanish commanders regarding their military decisions on board the ships.

For four days in December 2014, the production team visited Penshurst Place, which they described as the ‘perfect location,’ to film in a variety of rooms, including The Crypt, Sunderland Room and the Italian Gardens.  These areas were used as Queen Elizabeth’s bedchamber, as well as King Philip’s office, bedroom and chapel. In addition, a prison cell was set up at the location.

Previously, Penshurst Place has also welcomed the productions of Wolf Hall (2015), The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Don’t miss episode 2 of Armada: 12 Days to Save England which airs on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 9.00pm on BBC2.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xcl07

For more information about Penshurst Place:  http://www.penshurstplace.com/

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Wolf Hall (2015)

Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Damian Lewis as King Henry Eighth on the Wolf Hall set

Anne Boleyn (CLAIRE FOY), King Henry VIII (DAMIAN LEWIS), © BBC Company Productions Ltd

Writer: Peter Straughan, Hilary Mantel (novel)

Director: Peter Kosminsky

Starring: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Pryce

Production company: Company Pictures

Kent locations: Penshurst Place, Dover Castle

This January, BBC Two airs new British drama Wolf Hall, charting the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor Court, from his lowly start as a blacksmith’s son to becoming Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

The six part series is based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies and the screenplay was written by Oscar-nominated Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Frank).

BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky (Britz, The Promise) directs the miniseries which boasts a host of acting talent, such as Mark Rylance (Britz, Hamlet), Damian Lewis (Homeland, Romeo and Juliet), Claire Foy (Season of the Witch, Crossbones), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Game of Thrones) and Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest).

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and cast members behind the scenes on Wolf Hall

Thomas Cromwell (MARK RYLANCE) ©BBCCompany Productions Ltd

In May 2014, the production team visited Penshurst Place to film at a variety of rooms to double for York Place and Whitehall. In July 2014, the production returned to Kent, this time filming at Dover Castle which doubled as The Tower of London for the execution of Anne Boleyn scenes.

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house set in gorgeous parkland in West Kent and boasts formal Elizabethan gardens. Penshurst Place is a popular film location, having previously welcomed productions such as The Great Fire (2014), The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Dover Castle is a stunning medieval castle situated on the White Cliffs of Dover, overlooking the English Channel. Dover Castle has previously been used for filming by a variety of productions including Into The Woods (2015), Poirot “The Clocks” (2009) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Wolf Hall also features in the Kent Film Office Tudor(ish) Trail which celebrates Kent’s Tudor history and film connections.

Wolf Hall aired on BBC Two from Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 21:00 and is now available for DVD and online purchase.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

To discover The Tudor(ish) Trail: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/tudorish-trail/

For more information on the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/wolfhall

For more information about Dover Castle: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/

For more information about Penshurst Place:  http://www.penshurstplace.com/

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The Great Fire (2014)

The Great Fire characters L-R Sarah (ROSE LESLIE), Charles II (JACK HUSTON), Sam Pepys (DANIEL MAYS), Thomas Farriner (ANDREW BUCHAN), Lord Denton (CHARLES DANCE)

The Great Fire L-R Sarah (ROSE LESLIE), Charles II (JACK HUSTON), Sam Pepys (DANIEL MAYS), Thomas Farriner (ANDREW BUCHAN), Lord Denton (CHARLES DANCE) © Ecosse Films/ITV

Writer: Tom Bradby

Starring: Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Daniel Mays

Production company: Ecosse Films

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place and Cobham Hall

The Great Fire is a new four part ITV drama inspired by the historical events of 1666, where the capital was devastated by fire.

Set against the decadent backdrop of King Charles II’s Court, the drama focuses on the circumstances which led to the catastrophic fire. It looks at Thomas Farriner’s family life at the bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire started the King’s extravagant lifestyle, and diarist Samuel Pepys, whose recordings chronicled the turbulent Regency period.

The series was written by British journalist and novelist Tom Bradby and stars a host of acting talent including Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, Cranford), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Alien 3), Jack Huston (American Hustle, Boardwalk Empire) and Daniel Mays (Mr Biggs, Public Enemies).

Jack Huston as Pepys in a garden

Jack Huston as Pepys at Penshurst Place Gardens © Ecosse Films/ITV

The Great Fire team visited Kent and filmed at Penshurst Place, doubling as King Charles II’s Court and Cobham Hall , which was used to represent Arundel House as well as various London streets.

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house set in gorgeous parkland and boasts formal Elizabethan gardens. A popular film location, Penshurst Place has previously hosted productions such as The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).

Cobham Hall is a private school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland and has a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall has been used as a film location by Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook Series 2 (2012), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).

Don’t miss The Great Fire which starts on Thursday 16th October 2014 at 21:00 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent, please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-packs/great-fire#

For more information about Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com/

For more information about Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com

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The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (2013)

 

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach)

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach) – © Oxford Film & Television

Production Company: Oxford Film & Television

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place

As part of the Tudor Season, BBC Two have a special hour long special “The Last Days of Anne Boleyn” which looks at one of the most famous and controversial women in British history who became the first British Queen to be executed in 1536. This documentary-drama re-enacts Anne Boleyn’s final days and also sees writers and historians give their own unique interpretations on her downfall.

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII and faced charges such as treason, adultery and incest and although it is well documented how she died, it is not clear if the charges were true and who authorised her execution.

Dr. David Starkey - © Oxford Film & Television

Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

With famous names such as Hilary Mantel, David Starkey and Philippa Gregory putting forth suggestions about the circumstances around her death, this documentary-drama will bring new perspectives to her tragic story.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn production team visited Penshurst Place to use the crypt, Baron’s Hall, courtyard and gardens to film reenactments of Anne Boleyn’s last days.

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley)

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley) – Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

Penshurst Place is a beautifully preserved Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house in West Kent which boasts a unique Baron’s Hall, several staterooms and is set in gorgeous parkland with Elizabethan formal gardens. Penshurst Place has been seen many times on the big and small screen with productions such as The Hollow Crown –  Henry V (2012), Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2007) all having previously shot there.

Don’t miss The Last Days of Anne Boleyn which will be shown on Thursday 23rd May 2013 at 21:00 on BBC Two.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015vhp1

For more information on Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com/       

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Walking Through History (2013)

Tony Robinson walking in the countryside

Tony Robinson © Channel 4 and Richard Cannon

 

Production Companies: Wildfire Television

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chiddingstone, Kent’s public footpaths

Walking Through History is a new Channel 4 series presented by Tony Robinson who embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain’s most historic and picturesque landscapes.

In the third episode, entitled “The Tudor Way”, actor and presenter Tony Robinson (Blackadder, Time Team) takes us on a 45 mile hike through the beautiful countryside of the Weald in Kent and across to East Sussex using some of Kent’s 4,400 miles of public footpaths.

Along the way, Tony stops at Penshurst Place on a quest to find out more about the Tudors. There he seeks help from best selling author Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl). He continues to walk along what used to be secret footpaths to Hever Castle to explore the connections between Henry VIII and the Boleyn sisters.

Penshurst Place is in West Kent and a beautifully preserved Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house with a unique Baron’s Hall and several staterooms. It is set in parkland and has Elizabethan formal gardens. Penshurst Place is a favourite with TV and film productions, having been previously seen on screen in  The Hollow Crown –  Henry V (2012) Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2007).

Hever Castle is a thirteenth century castle which was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and boasts formal Italian Gardens and an ornamental lake. Hever Castle has been used on film by various productions including Inkheart (2008) and Anne of a Thousand Days (1969).

Don’t miss Walking through HistoryThe Tudor Way” which will be shown on Saturday 13th of April 2013 at 20:30 on Channel 4.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history

For more information on Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com/

For more information on Hever Castle: http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/

For more information on Kent’s Public Rights of Way: http://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/public-rights-of-way

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Tony Robinson’s Gods & Monsters (2012)

Tony Robinson standing in front of burning pyre.

Gods and Monsters – Tony Robinson © Channel 4

Production Company: Wildfire Television

Kent Locations Used: Penshurst Place

Tony Robinson’s Gods & Monsters reveals the weird and wonderful rituals, which have been neglected and forgotten as part of British history. The series breaks down the myths and legends of old Britain, within the context of how people lived their lives.

There are a total of five episodes, each detailing a different facet of the past. Episode 4, Witches  visited Penshurst Place. The 14th century medieval great hall, along with the magnificent gardens and parkland estate, has been used for various film and television productions, including  The Other Boleyn Girl (2008),  Henry V (2012)  and BBC Drama Merlin  in 2008.

Witches will be shown on Saturday 17 November 2012 at 20:00 on More4.

Links

For more information on filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Penshurst Place visit: http://www.penshurstplace.com/

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The Hollow Crown: Henry V (2012)

Henry V - Duke of York (Paterson Joseph), Earl of Salisbury (Richard Clothier), Henry V (Tom Hiddleston) and Earl of Westmoreland (James Laurenson)

Henry V – Duke of York (Paterson Joseph), Earl of Salisbury (Richard Clothier), Henry V (Tom Hiddleston) and Earl of Westmoreland (James Laurenson) © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Nick Briggs

Director: Thea Sharrock

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt

Production company: Neal Street Productions, NBCUniversal, WNET

Kent locations used: Squerryes Court, Penshurst Place

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes  (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) produced The Hollow Crown, four film adaptations of Shakespeare’s best-loved history plays; Richard II, Henry IV (Part I & 2) and Henry V screening on BBC this summer as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked Season.

The Hollow Crown series star many familiar faces including Ben Whishaw (Criminal Justice) as Richard II, James Purefoy (Solomon Kane) as Thomas Mowbray, Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace) as Henry Bolingbroke and Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Warhorse) as Henry V.

Henry V is directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You, Call the Midwife) and along Tom Hiddleston stars Geraldine Chaplin (The Impossible, Talk to Her), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hot Fuzz), Richard Griffiths (Sleepy Hollow, Harry Potter series) and John Hurt (V for Vendetta, Alien).

Featuring as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season for the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, Henry V is the final film of the series and charts Henry V campaign against France and their leader Herald Montjoy.

Earl of Salisbury (Richard Clothier)

Earl of Salisbury (Richard Clothier) © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Nick Briggs

Kent features strongly in Henry V: No Surrender, as the Battle of Agincourt was staged in the grounds of Squerryes Court, where Henry V leads his soldiers to battle. The crew also visited Penshurst Place, with the exterior doubling for The Palace of Westminster and the interior of the Baron’s Hall as the French Palace where Herald Montjoy resided.

It is not the first time Squerryes Court has been on the screen, the location was used for Emma Wooshouse’s home in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous novel Emma (2009),
The Boat that Rocked (2009) and Foyle’s War – The German Woman (2002). The estate is popular with productions as it boasts a grand 17th Century manor house with 20 acres of grounds.

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house set in parkland and featuring Elizabethan formal gardens. It is a popular filming location and previous productions filmed at Penshurst Place include Wolf Hall (2015), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and Anne of a Thousand Days (1969).

The Hollow Crown also features in the Kent Film Office Tudor(ish) Trail which celebrates Kent’s Tudor history and film connections.

 

The Hollow Crown series was shown from July 7th 2012 BBC Two and is now available to buy on DVD.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

To discover The Tudor(ish) Trail: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/tudorish-trail/

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s91rf

For more information about Squerryes Court visit: http://www.squerryes.co.uk  

For more information about Penshurst Place visit: http://www.penshurstplace.com 

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Kate and William: Romance and the Royals (2011)

David Starkey © Channel4

David Starkey © Channel4

Historian David Starkey looks at the historical context of the marriage between a prince and a commoner.
Production Companies: Red House DOX/ DOX Productions
Kent Filming Locations: Penshurst Place 
Kate and William: Romance and the Royals
In this programme, leading historian David Starkey takes a look at the very modern marriage between Prince William and the girl he met at university. He shows that from the Middle Ages to the Abdication Crisis there is plenty of precedent for commoners marrying royalty and English princes have often married for love rather than political or dynastic reasons.
In fact, William himself is descended from Katherine Swynford, the daughter of a royal servant who married her boss.
It was Henry VIII’s desire for a love match that caused the English Reformation, and his daughter Elizabeth I’s aversion to an arranged marriage that ended the Tudor line and led to rule by foreign dynasties, first Scottish, then Dutch, then German.
But the marriage rules imported with George I of Hanover stipulated that the only fit bride for a prince was a princess. This custom had the effect of keeping Britain’s royal family German for 200 years.
By putting William and Kate’s marriage in its historical context, David Starkey reveals it as the logical next step in a century-long struggle to return our monarchy to its native roots, preserving it as a focus of national identity. 
Kate and William: Romance and the Royals visited Penshurst Place for some filming.
Penshurst Place and Gardens provides a stunning backdrop for any filming, with its period gardens and parklands.  It has been chosen as a film location for many projects including The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and BBC’s Merlin (2008). 
Kate and William: Romance and the Royals aired in 2011 on Channel 4.
Links
For more information about filming in Kent: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk
For more information about Penshurst Place visit: http://www.penshurstplace.com
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