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.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Episodes

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Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen

S1 Ep3 | 54m 36s

Uncover the myths and secrets that led the doomed Marie Antoinette to the guillotine.

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Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain

S1 Ep2 | 54m 32s

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

S1 Ep1 | 54m 5s

Explore how Elizabeth I’s iconic warrior image shaped British national identity.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Extras

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“Let Them Eat Cake”

S1 Ep3 | 2m 46s

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

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"Do Not Make Me Suffer"

S1 Ep3 | 2m 58s

After a show trial, Queen Marie Antoinette was executed.

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Escape from Paris

S1 Ep3 | 4m 9s

During the revolution the royal family make a desperate attempt to flee Paris.

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The Favorite

S1 Ep2 | 3m 19s

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

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