Popular films have been for many years a primary way to learn British history. This study group will feature fourteen films about English and British history, ranging from the Plantagenets to the present. If participants wish to trace history in more detail, we recommend an optional, easy to-read, richly illustrated book, A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation by Simon Jenkins (Public Affairs hardback or paperback, 2011). The films are chosen from an extensive supply, to represent the best of those available, beginning with Becket and leading up to the 2006 film, The Queen. This study group will meet 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm in order to provide time to view the full films and have some discussion time; the session will end earlier when film length permits.