Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen

Find out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying “let them eat cake” to her starving subjects. Lucy Worsley uncovers the myths and secrets that led the doomed queen to the guillotine.

Sunday, June 21 at 8PM

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 Favorite

Lucy takes us to Hampton Court Palace in England where Queen Anne lived.

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Queen Elizabeth I's Speech at Tilbury

Lucy takes us to Tilbury where Queen Elizabeth delivered her most famous speech to troops.

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“Let Them Eat Cake”

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

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"Do Not Make Me Suffer"

After a show trial, Queen Marie Antoinette was executed.

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Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain

See how Anne’s role in forging Great Britain was overshadowed by gossip of her love life.

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Elizabeth I: The Warrior Queen

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