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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 next televisual outing will be a repeat of Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, on Tuesday 2nd September, at 9pm 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

Reading old diaries – and very interesting it is too! (For me, at least.)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been re-reading some old diaries of mine, because I’m going to take part in a radio programme called ‘My Teenage Diary’. As you can see from this picture of my big box of old diaries, I have plenty of material from which to choose.  Ooh, and even if I

New TV series on the history of dancing – some behind-the-scenes pictures for you

This week our new BBC Four series on dancing -’Cheek to Cheek, An Intimate History of Dance’ – was officially announced at the Edinburgh Festival, and you can read the press release here.  They also released a picture taken during the day we danced the Charleston at the Cafe de Paris in Leicester Square.  What

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