4 DVD Set: Lucy Worsley Collection

4 DVD Set: Lucy Worsley Collection

4 DVD Set: Lucy Worsley Collection
This 4 DVD set includes the Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets DVD, the Victoria and Albert: The Wedding DVD, the Secrets of the Six Wives DVD and the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber DVD.

DVD, Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
Description: In this special documentary for PBS, historian and Chief Curator of England’s Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, is going to take viewers on an exclusive tour of London’s most extraordinary palaces. These are unprecedented times – for the first time in centuries these sites are shut and empty – but Lucy can get us in… Lucy hasn’t just lived and breathed the very history contained in London’s Royal Palaces – for the past twenty years, they’ve been her workplace. In this sumptuously-shot film, which shoots the first week of July, Lucy will grant us privileged access to the forbidding Tower of London, glorious Hampton Court, and treasure-filled Kensington Palace – taking us beyond the velvet ropes into each building’s most secret places to uncover how each palace has shaped a monarchy and a nation.
DVD, Victoria and Albert: The Wedding

Description: Lucy Worsley re-stages the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, including the most important elements of the ceremony and the celebrations, scouring archival materials and Queen Victoria's diaries for the details. Lucy also tells the story of Victoria and Albert's courtship and engagement as she reveals how this one extraordinary event helped to invent modern marriage.

DVD, Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Description: Our obsession with the antics of royal bedrooms, births, and the succession of the British throne is nothing new. The royal bedchamber was once a very public sphere. In times gone by, courtiers and dignitaries would attend royal marriage ceremonies, and observe royal births in order to verify the baby’s gender. Even the process of creating royal babies often took place in a semi-public context to prove an heir’s legitimacy. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with past British monarchs to uncover TALES FROM THE ROYAL BEDCHAMBER. She examines the creation of private chambers in response to the overwhelmingly public nature of royal bedrooms and explores the backstairs politics which developed as a result. She looks at the increasingly lavish design of Royal State beds and the huge expense which went into these beds in royal palaces and private great houses alike, many of which were never even slept in. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.

Play Length: 60 Minutes
Subtitled: Yes

DVD, Secrets of the Six Wives

Description: Secrets of the Six Wives Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley travels back in time to the Tudor Court of England’s Henry VIII to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of his six wives. Combining drama based on eyewitness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary historical commentary, Lucy moves seamlessly from the present to the past. In a world run by men where the King held ultimate power, each Queen found their own unique methods of asserting their influence. For the first time, it is these women’s stories that Lucy sets out to uncover, witness, and explore—while at the same time, she offers her own take on King Henry himself.

Play Length: 180 minutes

Subtitled: Yes


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