Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. ...
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Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic ... See full summary »
Helen Castor presents an in depth and insightful series covering England's early Queens, from the High Middle Ages with Eleanor and get daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitane, through the Late... See full summary »
Lucy Worsley untangles Louis XIV's complex world of court etiquette, fashion and feasting, while court politics expert Helen Castor delves into the archives and unpicks the Machiavellian world that Louis created.
Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.
"I'm going to get in bed with famous kings and queens from history...."
This show, hosted by British historian Lucy Worsley, is about the British bedchamber and its importance to history as well as its everyday routines. The show only barely mentions monarchs before Henry VIII and goes from him up through Victoria--a period of about 350 years. At first, the bedchamber is very important--with courtiers jockeying for position by getting closer and closer to the king or queen during their time dressing, sleeping and relieving themselves. The show then follows this through the years and ends with Victoria, who unlike previous monarchs, was very private and unwilling to let her private life be on such public display. Overall, a very interesting show and one that gives you a unique view of the British royals. Its only problem is that the show is so brief that it really seemed a tad rushed.
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