The British monarchy on screen by Mandy Merck
English | Mar. 1, 2016 | ISBN: 0719099560 | 433 Pages | PDF | 223 MB
"Moving images of the British monarchy are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 American drama, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. And from 1896, actual British monarchs appeared in the new 'animated photography', led by Queen Victoria. Half a century later the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II was a milestone in the adoption of television, watched by 20 million Britons and 100 million North Americans. At the century's end, Princess Diana's funeral was viewed by 2. 5 billion worldwide.