Marie Antoinette was little more than a victim of circumstance. Married off to the dauphin at 14 and deserted by her friends she nevertheless displayed remarkable courage in the lead up to her untimely death in 1793.
Raleigh's meteoric rise was followed by a slow and tragic fall from grace, which would ultimately end with the Orinoco disaster and death on the executioner's block. His story is inextricably linked to the dark intrigues and political maneuvering that characterised the close of Elizabeth I's reign.
Writer Tracy Borman explores the life of Elizabeth I, looking into her relationships with her closest attendants and her attitudes to, and treatment of, other women as well as her erotically charged love affairs and her love of tooth-rotting sugar.
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronte was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. His inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics brought about a number of decisive British victories particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was fatally shot during his vic...
In the first century AD an immense army of blue faced warriors swept across Roman Britain killing the invaders in their thousands and razing London to the ground. The warrior army of Iceni was led by Boudicca, their queen who caused the Emperor Nero to consider withdrawing from Britain altogether.
Oliver Cromwell, English General and statesman led his armies of the Parliament of England against King Charles I during the English Civil War before ruling the British Isles as Lord protector until his death.
Diana: Who Do You Think She Was? is a truly innovative exploration of the Princess of Wales' extraordinary heritage over thousands of years, which asks the question: Was Diana actually more royal than the Royals?
Undoubtedly the most renowned seaman of the Elizabeth Age, Drake was sent by Queen Elizabeth I as a privateer to the America's and knighted for his achievement as the the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
In the latest episode of The Royal Beat, Kate Thornton and guests discuss the accuracy of Bridgerton, the upcoming film Spencer about Princess Diana’s life as well as looking at the latest in Meghan’s legal action against the Mail on Sunday.
Private Lives of the Tudors: The Court of Henry VIII
Historian Tracy Borman takes us behind the closed doors of the Tudor court where sex and power and the very architecture of the palaces created a febrile, hothouse atmosphere in which scandals erupted on an almost daily basis.