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Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley discovers how the history of the Reformation has been manipulated and mythologised by generations of politicians and writers.

Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon created a religious and political schism between England and Europe that can be still be felt in Britain today. The Reformation is often portrayed as a lusty Royal soap opera, but Lucy reveals that it was about far more than a randy King in pursuit of a younger wife and a long-awaited male heir. It also laid the foundations for our modern constitution and economic power as an Empire.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2020 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Russian Revolution

Episode 2x03; Nov 20, 2020

We think we know the story of the Russian revolution - in October 1917, the Bolsheviks rose up, swept the tsar from power, and communism was born. In this film, Lucy explores the myths and fibs that swirl around the dramatic events of 1917. She finds

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x03: Russian RevolutionNov 20, 2020
2x02: George IV and the RegencyNov 13, 2020
2x01: French RevolutionNov 6, 2020
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Also known as:
  • Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths and Secrets (United States United States)
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