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Title:
The last king the power and the passion of Charles II
Author:
Sewell, Rufus, 1967-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York] : A&E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 188 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Captures the dramatic, lust-filled saga of King Charles II, from his youthful exile in the Netherlands to his numerous sexual escapades during his tumultuous 25-year reign to his secret deathbed conversion to Catholicism.
General Note:
Title from disc.

Includes behind-the-scenes featurette.

Recorded in Dolby digital stereo.

Widescreen (16:9).

Videodisc release of a 2003 British television program.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780767064262
UPC:
733961713251
Format :
DVD

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When the forces of the English Revolution unseated -- and beheaded -- his father, Charles II fled to the Netherlands, only to reclaim the throne and usher in an era of prosperity years later. This BBC miniseries -- aired stateside on A&E -- focuses on those later years, as the hedonistic Charles (Rufus Sewell) takes control of the United Kingdom, leads its people through plague and civil unrest, and -- amidst Protestant outcries -- ousts his Catholic brother James as heir to the throne. Meanwhile, his duplicitous mistress Barbara (Helen McCrory) works her machinations behind the scenes, scheming for her cousin George (Rupert Graves) to ascend the throne. The Last King: The Power and Passion of Charles II also stars Shirley Henderson as Charles' long-suffering wife, Catherine. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi