Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

We spent a wonderful summer all over Europe filming our new series Six Wives With Lucy Worsley, which you’ll be able to see in the UK from 7th December on BBC One, and in the US on PBS from 22nd January 2017.

Here are some pictures from behind the scenes, and I hope you enjoy it!

I spent most of my time wenching…

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Here, Maud Parr gets her make-up checked…

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I desperately try to learn my lines while our cameraman Ian gets ready…

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Our team enjoys the jousting at Hever Castle.  These are the people who did the hard work and actually made the show – hats off to them!  Alan, Ian, Russell and Katie shown here, just a few among many more.

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I know some of you will want to know where I got my dress.  Well, I’m afraid you’ll have trouble finding one for yourself, because it dates from the mid-1960s, and is actually called … ta da … wait for it … The Tudor Rose!  I found it on the website Etsy, which is full of nice people selling vintage clothes.

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19 thoughts on “Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

  1. Brandie Johns

    I love your documentaries! My friends and I are looking forward to it erring in the US. Thanks for all the work you do!

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  2. Alan

    Lucy,

    As always am sure the programmes will be excellent, you always put on a good show. But, don’t you think the whole Henry the VIII thing has been done to death? I’m a Tudor fan but even I’m getting fed up with the seemingly endless concentration on Henry’s wives etc.

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    1. Francesca

      Worth it just to see the letters in the Vatican and to have a more factual and less sensationalist view of what’s got to be one of the most pivotal moments in British and European history. There never been a reign quite like it. And Lucy’s presenting it.

    2. (Yet another) Alan

      Alan – remember that, as a historian, the saying goes that the more you know, the more there is to know, and the more you want to know. Having watched the first 2 episodes of the series it is so well done and so well acted (including the self-confessed ‘wench’) that I’ll be disappointed when it comes to an end next week (although the ‘end’ which some of HVIII’s wives suffered is a different story altogether !)

  3. Sherice Julien

    Absolutely loving this series! I have been missing your documentaries. I also had no idea that you could read french! Best wishes!

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  4. anthony bennett

    I disagree, we can never hear enough about Henry, one of English history’s most fascinating characters. I just saw the opening episode and it was brilliant, well done to Lucy for making our history so fascinating and entertaining.

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  5. stan upcraft

    well done Lucy i enjoyed the first episode and i,m looking forward to watching the second tonight. Stan.

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  6. Carole

    Lucy, it’s fabulous. A really thoroughly researched and sincere portrayal of Anne Boleyn and the others, as aired so far in your series. Very enjoyable and excellent performances by yourself and the others who portray the known historical characters.

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  7. Paul

    Enjoying the Henry’s six wives series.You have made it interesting from the wives’ view and by taking the viewer back to the Tudor Court. Love your ‘wenching’!
    Well presented.

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  8. Jacquie Denyer

    Well, personally I can’t get enough of this period of history and would loved to have seen more of the love letters held by The Vatican. I always thought they’d been kept from the public eye so was delighted to see you have access to them. I studied this period of history as a teenager, for A levels and my degree – I’m sure I’m not alone in being fascinated by this period of history and this series offers the information from a unique perspective. Love it! Thank you Lucy.

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  9. Debbie Crabbe

    What I like about these programmes is that you are presenting a different interpretation of the facts of history ~ which is thought provoking; I have to say that the Tudors are endlessly fascinating!

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  10. stan upcraft

    Well done again Lucy i,ve found these programs very interesting, particularly the cloths that were worn all those years ago. Keep it up.
    Stan

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  11. graham EVERITT

    was hoping we might see something about Nonsuch palace with this episode about Ann Boleyn but a great show anyway.Thanks Lucy.

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  12. Lilly

    Hi Lucy Worsley! Im a really big fan of your work, but, I’m kind of dissapointed by the fact that your shows only run in America and Britain. I don’t know how TV stuff works, but I would really love it if your shows could run in Australia. Thank You!

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  13. Alain

    I just watched the last episode and found it fascinating.
    The historical facts are presented in a playful way.
    I truly like when Lucy visits the places where the events took place. I wish we had that standard of history programs here in Belgium.
    Well done.

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  14. Dean Rowell

    Great to see Hampton Court Palace as your HQ in ‘Six Wives’ I like the idea of talking to audiences whilst you are on scene.This reminds me of the ‘Saint’ with Simon Templar and later ‘Lovejoy’ with Ian McShane. Best wishes!

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  15. DemelzaFey

    I’ve just finished watching the series and I absolutely loved every second!
    I’m a 20-something year old with a passion for history who has always regretted not taking her own studies further. Your books and series have always been a firm favourite and you keep my passion for knowledge alive! Thank you so much!!
    (Also, your yellow coat is stunning!)

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  16. Holly

    Loved this series Lucy!
    Always been fascinated by the story of Henry and his 6 wives and it was great to have a fresh angle on it.
    I particularly enjoyed seeing you on set as you took the audience with you into the heart of the events as they unfolded. I also enjoyed finding out about more about Henry’s later wives, as the focus traditionally has always been on Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
    Look forward to more historical documentaries presented by you!

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  17. An Glorieux

    I have just “discovered” you through some videos on Youtube and I am absolutely addicted now to your storytelling, haha!
    I think the style in which Six Wives was made is just so fun and witty–I was captivated the whole series through. I want all of history to be presented in this way! 🙂 Thank you!

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