Royal History's Myths And Secrets

March 2022
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We think we know the story of the Russian revolution. In October 1917, the Bolsheviks rose up, swept the Tsar from power and communism was born. Lucy explores the myths and fibs that swirl around the dramatic events of 1917.
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Lucy examines the so-called ‘madness’ of George III and how it threatened the British throne. This was an age of revolution, when France had guillotined its Royal family and the United States had won its independence.
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Lucy finds out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying ’Let them eat cake’ to her starving subjects. Lucy looks behind the myth to reveal the truth about the French Queen’s famous saying. Digging deeper into the origins of the revolution, she finds out how France was financially ban...
February 2022
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Lucy investigates why Queen Anne’s powerful role in the forging of Great Britain has often been forgotten. When Anne came to the throne in 1702, Lucy reveals there were numerous prejudices against her - she was a woman, had failed to produce an heir, and suffered from a debilitating disease.
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Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how the image of Elizabeth I as a Warrior Queen was created by a series of myths and secrets about her victory over the infamous Spanish Armada.
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Lucy explores the myths behind the Reformation, when England split from Catholic Europe. Was this political earthquake really brought about by Henry VIII’s desire to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn?
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