The Favorite

Lucy takes us to Hampton Court Palace where Queen Anne lived. She gives us an insight into what life was like at the palace. Queen Anne was extremely ill and shy and kept herself to herself mainly in the company of her ladies. We also learn how powerful and influential her “favorite," Sarah Churchill, was and how she controlled access to the queen.

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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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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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.