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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 with Tales from the Royal Wardrobe on Monday 7th July, 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

‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’: some behind-the-scenes pictures

Well, I hope you’re going to enjoy ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’ tonight. I think I shall be enjoying myself this evening not least because I’ll be watching with my friends from the crew with maybe a cocktail or two to hand. I have here for you some behind-the-scenes photos from when we were making

‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’ – what it’s all about

I’m happy to be able to direct you to a smorgasbord of information about our new documentary, ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’, that’s going to be shown on Monday night at 9 on BBC Four. Here you can read the articles I wrote for its BBC webpages… Here’s the story of how it all came

I spend three hours getting dressed as Elizabeth I.

How did Elizabeth I get dressed? I wanted to know!  There’s no doubt that the queen had quite an extraordinary shape, if the portraits are to be believed.  If you visit a Historic Royal Palace it’s quite possible that you’ll see an Elizabeth I wandering round in a replica of the dress you can see