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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

I invite you to be my stylist … on the theme of ‘Tudor Magnificence’

Dear internet friends, Now obviously we discuss history and research and stuff like that on this blog.  But we also like clothes and shoes, don’t we? And yes, these things matter.  Certainly as an art historian I have no problem in agreeing that they can be propaganda of the highest order.  At the moment, I

On writing history articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Warning: this post gets a bit technical and may only be of interest to hard-core historians. It’s exactly ten years since I learned that my first book was to be published by Faber & Faber.  I remember getting the phone call at work, in our Monday morning management team meeting.  I’d left my phone switched

‘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