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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.

You might be visiting because you’ve seen ‘Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance’ on BBC Four on Monday 17th November.  Well, I hope you enjoyed it, and there are two more episodes to come which will take us through the polka to the Charleston.

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

Another dancing article, in which Len Goodman calls me a sausage…

‘Come on Luce, me old sausage’, Len said, as I sat trembling in my dressing room, ‘let’s get dancing!’  Len Goodman is better known as ‘Head Judge Len’ from the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  But we weren’t on the ‘Strictly’ set; we were backstage at a West End nightclub. And I wasn’t at all keen

Our new BBC4 series – on the history of dancing

It’s an article for you from today’s Daily Mail, written by the excellent Mary Greene… Gatsby and Daisy? No, it’s Lucy and Len, toes tapping, knees waggling, arms flapping. Everybody’s doing the Charleston today, including Len Goodman and Dr Lucy Worsley, unlikely partners in Dancing Cheek To Cheek, BBC4’s new history of British dance crazes

A bit of a swoon about Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski

In the 1980s I was a bit of a stalker. Fortunately, the object of my affections was not a person but a thing: it was West Bridgford Library in the suburb of Nottingham where we lived. I can’t really remember how I started ‘working’ there – something to do with the Girl Guides, I think