Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I.
Each drama is adapted by Martin Jenkins from the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and their Elizabethan contemporaries.This second volume features the final 13 instalments, beginning with Martin Jarvis as Henry V and concluding with the birth of Elizabeth I. Vivat Rex includes a stirring musical score by Christopher Whelen.
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By Rufus on 24-10-16
A 'must listen to' download.
This, along with volume one, make more than 24 hours of the best history. It covers 200 years ending with the birth of Elizabeth I ( no that isn't a spoiler...after all, it is history).
Well written, well cast and well presented all round.
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