Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

Lucy Worsley travels across Britain and Europe visiting the incredible locations where Royal history was made. In beautiful palaces and castles and on dramatic battlefields she investigates how Royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology.

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The Czar's Abdication

02:18

Following the revolution, Nicholas II is forced to abdicate.



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The Execution of the Romanovs

01:58

The Romanov family, Nicholas, Alexandra and their children, are brought to their prison.

A Secret Royal Wedding

02:43

George, the Prince of Wales marries Maria Fitzherbert in a secret ceremony.

The Madness of King George III

03:09

In 1788, King George's mild spells of mental illness turned severe.

The Reformation’s First Myth

02:58

Halloween 1517, Martin Luther nailed a document on a church door. Or did he?

When Henry Met Anne

02:03

Thirteen years into his marriage with Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII meets Anne Boleyn.

“Let Them Eat Cake”

02:46

Did Marie Antoinette ever say “Let them eat cake”?