In an ambitious and groundbreaking approach to drama and history, historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
Combining drama, written by Chloe Moss, with Lucy's own contemporary historical comment, Lucy will move seamlessly from the present to the past, appearing as a range of silent servants: a maid, a midwife, a nursemaid.
Closely-knit and often related to each other, the Tudor court was made up of a small group of powerful families all vying for influence and power over each other. While it was a world run by men and the King had ultimate power, each Queen found their own unique methods of exerting influence. It is these women's stories that Lucy wants to uncover, witness and explore, as well as offering a very new lens on Henry himself.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Suzannah Rebecca Gabriella Lipscomb (born 7 December 1978 in Sutton, London) is a British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes about British history.
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Lipscomb grew up in Surrey near Hampton Court Palace which she credits for sowing “the seeds of a lifelong fascination with the Tudors”. She was educated at Nonsuch High School for Girls, Epsom College, and Lincoln and Balliol colleges of the University of Oxford. She was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford in 2009 with a dissertation entitled Maids, Wives, and Mistresses: Disciplined Women in Reformation Languedoc.
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