Join Lucy Worsley on a journey across Europe to visit the incredible locations where royal history was made. From the Spanish Armada to the French Revolution, learn how royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology. The three-part special, “Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets,” airs on Sundays starting June 21 at 7 p.m.
June 21: “Elizabeth I: The Warrior Queen”
Join Lucy Worsley for an exploration of how Elizabeth I’s image as a warrior queen, created by a series of myths and secrets about her victory over the Spanish Armada, shaped British national identity for centuries. Watch online.
June 28: “Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain”
Investigate why Queen Anne’s powerful role in the forging of Great Britain has often been forgotten. Lucy Worsley shares the inside story of the salacious gossip about Anne’s love life that helped destroy her image and legacy. Watch online.
July 5: “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. Watch online.