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SBS ONE, 8.35pm

Mu­sic buffs will love this new se­ries, where renowned his­to­rian Dr David Starkey re­veals how Bri­tish mu­sic was shaped by its monar­chy. It’s not a con­nec­tion many peo­ple are aware of, so it is quite sur­pris­ing to see ex­actly what the monar­chy has done for mu­sic. In tonight’s first episode, Starkey delves into the lives of kings who were also com­posers – Henry V and Henry VIII – and the “golden age” of English mu­sic they presided over. He also dis­cov­ers how the mil­i­tary and re­li­gious am­bi­tions of Eng­land’s monar­chy made its mu­sic the envy of Europe, and then brought it to the brink of de­struc­tion.

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