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Welcome! I’m Lucy Worsley, by day Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and by night a writer of history books.

My newest book is A Very British Murder, the history of how the British have enjoyed crime, and it builds on my BBC Four series of the same title. My most recent televisual outing was Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, shown on Monday 7th July on BBC Four.

Thanks for visiting, do come on in & look around, and I hope to meet you in the flesh at one of my talks some day!

Home page photo by Tim Stubbings.

From My Blog

‘Written and presented by …’

One question I’m often asked after giving a talk is ‘how do you research/write your history television programmes?’ Well, the answer is that I don’t: they’re a massive team effort, and I’m only the mouthpiece for a group of people. It’s one of the reasons that they’re fun to make, as it’s totally collaborative.  That’s

‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’: some behind-the-scenes pictures

Well, I hope you’re going to enjoy ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’ tonight. I think I shall be enjoying myself this evening not least because I’ll be watching with my friends from the crew with maybe a cocktail or two to hand. I have here for you some behind-the-scenes photos from when we were making

‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’ – what it’s all about

I’m happy to be able to direct you to a smorgasbord of information about our new documentary, ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’, that’s going to be shown on Monday night at 9 on BBC Four. Here you can read the articles I wrote for its BBC webpages… Here’s the story of how it all came