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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. I’m occasionally to be spotted on the BBC, most recently with a repeat of the series ‘A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley’, which is linked to my most recent book of the same name.
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One night, not too long ago, I was walking home from work when I got a phone call. It was the Daily Mail. ‘We have a question for you,’ the voice said. ‘Our readers really want a historian’s professional view, if you’d be so kind.’ ‘Okay,’ I said cautiously, ‘What is it?’ ‘Good!’ my interlocutor
Our BBC Four series on the history of murder is being re-shown on BBC Four at the moment (episode one is on Iplayer now, episode 2 will be shown next Saturday at 8pm) so I thought I would re-post this article from BBC History Magazine. You can also hear me talking about it on the
Last summer, as I was reading through the 1,000 or so pages of The Times Great Women’s Lives: A Celebration in Obituaries in preparation for writing its foreword, I was struck by how ridiculous and retrograde it was for so many of the obituaries to concentrate on the women’s hair, cooking skills and home life.