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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.

At the moment you can see a repeat run of my BBC Four series Harlots, Housewives and Heroines, about women in the seventeenth century, on Tuesday nights at 8pm.

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

A little article on the history of the codpiece…

… I wrote for a newspaper this week.  Hope you enjoy! ‘There is no hidden codpiece memo.’ So says Colin Callendar, executive producer of the upcoming BBC Two drama series Wolf Hall, denying claims that the size of his stars’ codpieces were reduced beyond the point of historical accuracy to avoid offending or baffling an American audience. Actor Damian Lewis did

Most popular posts, and best comments, of the year 2014

Hello, I hope you enjoyed the Tudor shenanigans on BBC Two last night, if you watched them! I’m a bit late with this, aren’t I, as we’re already well into 2015?  But better late than never… These were the most popular posts of the year on my blog! Click on them to re-read them!  In fourth

A visit to the set of Wolf Hall, and other Tudor drama (including our OWN).

Well, I have been spreading myself about all over the papers today in preparation for the Tudor season about to begin on the BBC. For the Mail, I have written about a visit to the set of the new BBC drama version of Wolf Hall (in which Damian Lewis showed me his codpiece) (ok, calm