"Do Not Make Me Suffer"

The trial of Marie Antoinette was largely a show trial. She was found guilty and sentenced to death. Marie Antoinette had time to write a last letter about the love she felt for her children who she would never see again. She was executed on the October 6, 1793. She faced the guillotine with dignity and composure.

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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Escape from Paris

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

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Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen

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

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

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