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Lucy Worsely on The Jacobites & the Scottish Enlightenment

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Lucy Worsley on Barbara Villiers

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Fit to Rule: Tudors to Stuarts (From Gods to Men )

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BBC British History's Biggest Fibs With Lucy Worsley 1of3 The Wars Of The Roses

History Documentary hosted by Lucy Worsley, published by BBC in 2017 - English narration

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley Lucy Worsley explores how British history is a concoction of fibs and stories manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.

The Wars of the Roses


She begins with the dynastic conflict known today as the Wars of the Roses. Lucy explores how Shakespeare's history plays have fixed the way most people look at the feud between the houses of Lancaster and York. But he based his version of events on a narrative invented and shaped by Henry VII, the victorious Lancastrian who went on to found the Tudor dynasty.

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Lucy Worsely on Elizabeth I's stays

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Lucy Worsley's Dancing Cheek to Cheek E 1: The Devil's Work

Lucy Worsley's Dancing Cheek to Cheek E 1: The Devil's Work

The First Georgians The German Kings Who Made Britain Episode 1 BBC documentary 2014

Lucy Worsely on Charles I

Hidden figures of Women's Suffrage with Historian Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley of Historic Royal Palaces talks about some of the incredible women who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain.

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Lucy Worsely on the Civil War fashions

Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey - BBC Documentary

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Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey BBC Documentary 2016- P2 4 equator road thomastown- P2.

An excerpt from 'Also sprach Zarathustra' with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain conducted by Edward Gardner from the Royal Albert Hall in London in the 2016 BBC Proms season. .

Segment of the recent BBC documentary about the origins of Choral Evensong. David Skinner of Alamire discusses Katherine Parr and Thomas Tallis with Lucy Worsley.
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Warts and All Portrait of a Prince

Beyond Borders - Jacobite Uprising: 1715 - 2015 - BBIF 2015

Catherine Muller Stuart introduces historians Professor Murray Pittock and Geoffrey Baskerville as they consider the Jacobite Uprising and its impact on Scotland today.

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The Real Versailles with Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor

As BBC Two premieres its lavish new period drama set in the sumptuous surroundings of Versailles, Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor tell the real-life stories behind one of the world's grandest buildings. They reveal in vivid detail the colourful world of sex, drama and intrigue that Louis XIV and his courtiers inhabited.
As chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley untangles Louis XIV's complex world of court etiquette, fashion and feasting, while court politics expert Helen Castor delves into the archives and unpicks the Machiavellian world that Louis created.
Our historians meet the real people behind the on-screen characters. They discover what drove Louis XIV to glorify his reign on a scale unmatched by any previous monarch, examine the tension between Louis and his only brother Philippe, an overt homosexual and battle hero, and they meet the coterie of women who competed for Louis's attention.
As Lucy and Helen show, Louis XIV was ruthless in his pursuit of glory and succeeded in defeating his enemies. In his record-breaking 72-year reign, France became renowned for its culture and sophistication.

Tales From The Royal Bedchamber (Lucy Worsley) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

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Our obsession with the antics of royal bedrooms, births, and the succession of the British throne is nothing new. The royal bedchamber was once a very public sphere. In times gone by, courtiers and dignitaries would attend royal marriage ceremonies, and observe royal births in order to verify the baby's gender. Even the process of creating royal babies often took place in a semi-public context to prove an heirs legitimacy.

Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with past British monarchs to uncover Tales From The Royal Bedchamber. She examines the creation of private chambers in response to the overwhelmingly public nature of royal bedrooms, and explores the backstairs politics which developed as a result. She looks at the increasingly lavish design of Royal State beds and the huge expense which went into these beds in royal palaces and private great houses alike, many of which were never even slept in. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.



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In Our Time: S5/08 The Enlightenment in Scotland (Dec 5 2002)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century. In 1696 the Edinburgh student, Thomas Aitkenhead, claimed theology was a rhapsody of feigned and ill invented nonsense. He was hanged for his trouble - just one victim of a repressive religious society called the Scottish Kirk. Yet within 60 years Scotland was transformed by the ideas sweeping the continent in what we call the Enlightenment. This Scottish Enlightenment emerged on a broad front. From philosophy to farming it championed empiricism, questioned religion and debated reason. It was crowned by the philosophical brilliance of David Hume and by Adam Smith – the father of modern economics. But what led to this ‘Scottish Miracle’, was it an indigenous phenomenon or did it depend on influence from abroad? It profoundly influenced the American revolutionaries and the British Empire, but what legacy does it have for Scotland today?

With Professor Tom Devine, Director of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen; Karen O’Brien, Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Warwick; Alexander Broadie, Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at the University of Glasgow.
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Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley Team React to Specialist Factual Win | BAFTA TV Awards 2019

The Suffragettes team react to their Specialist Factual Win at the BAFTA TV Awards 2019!
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BBC Elegance and Decadence The Age of the Regency E 3 with Lucy Worsley

BBC Elegance and Decadence The Age of the Regency E 3 with Lucy Worsley

The True Story of How the Scots Invented the Modern World & Everything In It (2002)

The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots: Scots Enlichtenment, Scottish Gaelic: Soillseachadh na h-Alba) was the period in 18th and early 19th century Scotland characterised by an outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. By the eighteenth century, Scotland had a network of parish schools in the Lowlands and four universities. The Enlightenment culture was based on close readings of new books, and intense discussions took place daily at such intellectual gathering places in Edinburgh as The Select Society and, later, The Poker Club as well as within Scotland's ancient universities (St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen).

Sharing the humanist and rationalist outlook of the European Enlightenment of the same time period, the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment asserted the importance of human reason combined with a rejection of any authority that could not be justified by reason. In Scotland, the Enlightenment was characterised by a thoroughgoing empiricism and practicality where the chief values were improvement, virtue, and practical benefit for the individual and society as a whole.

Among the fields that rapidly advanced were philosophy, political economy, engineering, architecture, medicine, geology, archaeology, law, agriculture, chemistry and sociology. Among the Scottish thinkers and scientists of the period were Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Dugald Stewart, Thomas Reid, Robert Burns, Adam Ferguson, John Playfair, Joseph Black and James Hutton.

The Scottish Enlightenment had effects far beyond Scotland, not only because of the esteem in which Scottish achievements were held outside Scotland, but also because its ideas and attitudes were carried all over Europe and across the Atlantic world as part of the Scottish diaspora, and by European and American students who studied in Scotland.

The Scottish dramatist Robert McLellan (1907-1985) wrote a number of full-length stage comedies which give a self-conscious representation of Edinburgh at the height of the Scottish enlightenment, most notably The Flouers o Edinburgh (1957). These plays include references to many of the figures historically associated with the movement and satirise various social tensions, particularly in the field of spoken language, between traditional society and anglicised Scots who presented themselves as exponents of so-called 'new manners'. Other later examples include Young Auchinleck (1962), a stage portrait of the young James Boswell, and The Hypocrite (1967) which draws attention to conservative religious reaction in the country that threatened to check enlightenment trends. McLellan's picture of these tensions in national terms is complex, even-handed and multi-faceted.

Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera Part 01

Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera Part 01

Lucy Worsely on The Jacobites & the Scottish Enlightenment

A segment on the Jacobites and the scottish enlightenment that blossomed in the face of Hanoverian oppression.

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