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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.  Here’s a special notice placed 4 May 2017:

I am disappointed by the claims made in this week’s Private Eye.

The facts and interpretations paralleled between my book Jane Austen at Home, and Paula Byrne’s excellent Jane Austen A Life In Small Things, which I reference in my extensive footnotes, are not novel, are not unique to Byrne’s work, and would appear in any up-to-date, well-researched biography of Jane Austen.  ‘My’ Jane Austen, in Jane Austen at Home, is fresh, current, and shaped by the most recent scholarly debate.  But most of all, she’s personal.  Every word of her is written with integrity, conviction and love.

Private Eye have more than once printed the claim that Judith Flanders was not paid upfront for her work as historical consultant on the 2013 BBC Four series A Very British Murder.  This is also inaccurate and should have been checked.

And I thought I had that special bond with Ian Hislop too… I shall of course be cancelling my subscription.

From My Blog

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

We spent a wonderful summer all over Europe filming our new series Six Wives With Lucy Worsley, which you’ll be able to see in the UK from 7th December on BBC One, and in the US on PBS from 22nd January 2017. Here are some pictures from behind the scenes, and I hope you enjoy it! I spent most

My interview in The Lady magazine

Good afternoon!  Here, in case you missed it, is a little interview for you, from  THE LADY magazine… LUCY WORSLEY …is a historian, author, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and presenter for the BBC. She has fronted programmes including The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain, A Very British Romance and co-presented

A tour of Eliza Rose’s Hampton Court

A lovely spring day at Hampton Court yesterday so out I went with my camera to make a photo tour for you.  These are the real places and real things that inspired me when I was writing my story set at the palace, ELIZA ROSE.  (Short commercial break warning: you can get your copy here!)