The Last Dukes (British Aristocracy Documentary) - Real Stories

  • Published 2 years ago
  • 9

On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving British monarch. And one of the most enduring images of her coronation in 1953 is that she was surrounded by her dukes. Nowadays, only 20 something noble dukes remain.

At one point in history, dukes has influence that extended beyond the merely ceremonial, as they were a crucial part of the architecture that supported the monarchy.

This documentary not only looks at the history of dukes, but also explores their influence and explains how dukes work within the monarchy.

With unique access to the dukes of Norfolk, Marlborough, Montrose, and Argyll, the documentary explores the fascinating history and function of dukes in modern day Britain.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

History
ancient egypt secrets
youtube icon
42:29
New

Ancient Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. For almost 30 centuries, from its unification around 3100 BC, to the conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BC,...

  • 48
  • 15 hours ago
  • Not Rated
History
the sumer empire
youtube icon
02:27:49
New

Sumer is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia. It emerged during the Chalcolithic and early Bronze ages.The history of Sumer, incl...

  • 43
  • 15 hours ago
  • Not Rated
History
memorable speeches
youtube icon
51:48

Most of us have heard about the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King. But that is not the only speech that completely changed humanity.Words and their delivery c...

  • 264
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
History
netherlands kingdom
youtube icon
42:50

Did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte played a huge role in making the Netherlands a kingdom? Napoleon sent his brother Louis Napoleon Bonaparte to rule over the Netherlands a...

  • 335
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,371 Videos / 13,906,473 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The historic city flourished from the 14th to the 18th century. During that time, it grew to one of the largest and most...
  • 72
  • 2 days ago
More than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps
  • 600
  • 1 month ago
Schindler’s List is a true story movie made about Oscar. But there were many others who tried to help people in need. ...
  • 672
  • 2 months ago
The Nuremberg trials took place between 1945 and 1949. There were 13 trials carried out for the purpose of bringing Nazi...
  • 681
  • 3 months ago