• Anne Boleyn: A Queen Condemned

    Whether Henry had been in love with her or simply in lust, Anne Boleyn was indeed a woman and a Queen in her own right, in a world where it was a disadvantage to be female.

  • Queen Victoria: Young Princess, Young Queen

    From a troubled childhood of control and power, to a reign that lasted 63 years and changed the face of the world - Queen Victoria is indeed a queen who owned the 19th century.

  • Henry VIII: The Tyrant King

    King Henry VIII would marry no fewer than six times, in pursuit of not only a male heir, but also of love. It's easy to see why Henry VIII is the most infamous English King, and is remembered half a millennium later for his tyrannous rule.

  • The Royal Beat - Back In Time: Elizabeth I and the Thomas Seymour Scandal

    The story of sex, love, politics and power that almost brought down the teenage Elizabeth Tudor, a decade before she came to the throne.

    The young princess and her step-father, Thomas Seymour, were intertwined in a scandal that led to his downfall and shaped the Virgin Queen she would become.

  • King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend

    In a quest to discover the real King Arthur, Rodney Castleden uses up to date archaeological and documentary evidence to recreate the history and society of Dark Age Britain and its Kings.

  • The Tudor Monastery Christmas

    Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Tom Pinfold and Peter Ginn turn the clock back five hundred years to discover how the farms of Tudor England celebrated the Twelve Days of Christmas.

  • Tudor Monastery Farm

    1 season

    Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.

  • Secrets Of The Royal Doctors

    An intimate look at royal life; from births to deaths & everything in between. No-one gets closer to the royals than their doctors!

  • Royal Autopsy

    1 season

    Royal Autopsy investigates the cause of death of two of Britain’s most famous monarchs: King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth I, in an entirely new and realistic way. Professor Alice Roberts will bring together a blend of historical and medical expertise and by using contemporaneous accounts and do...

  • Royal Upstairs Downstairs

    1 season

    Chef Rosemary Shrager and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott travel to the stately homes visited by Queen Victoria as written about in her diaries.

  • Secrets of the Castle

    1 season

    The team takes part in the medieval construction project at Guédelon Castle in Treigny, France. During their stay there, they reveal what kind of skills and crafts were needed to build a castle in the 13th century, by using the techniques, tools and materials of the era.

  • Inside the Tower of London: Season 3

    1 season

    A look at the history of the Tower of London, a castle located on the north bank of the River Thames. It was built by William the Conqueror and was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 with Anne Boleyn one of its most famous and tragic prisoners.

  • Secrets Of The Royal Jewels

    The dazzling stories behind the world's most famous collection of precious stones, from the crown jewels to Diana's sparkling accessories, and Kate's favourite tiara.

  • Thomas Cromwell: A Very Modern Tudor

    1 season

    Tracy Borman investigates the rise of Thomas Cromwell, from the son of a Putney blacksmith to Henry VIII's right-hand man, and his eventual downfall.

  • Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors

    1 season

    An intimate look behind the scenes of King Henry VIII's favourite palace and country retreat on the Thames. This Tudor jewel receives over a million visitors a year.

  • The Rise and Fall of Versailles

    1 season

    A three-part study of the opulent French royal palace through the tumultuous and ultimately tragic reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.

  • Queen Victoria: In Her Own Words

    1 season

    Queen Victoria's journals reveal how she struggled to reconcile her different roles as monarch, wife and passionate lover, and mother to a growing brood of children.

  • Inside the Tower of London: Season 4

    1 season

    A look at the history of the Tower of London, a castle located on the north bank of the River Thames. It was built by William the Conqueror and was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 with Anne Boleyn one of its most famous and tragic prisoners.

  • The Real Windsors

    1 season

    Filmed as the reign of Britain's longest serving monarch draws to a close, this inside story on the state of the world's most famous dynasty asks: what next for the monarchy?

  • England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

    1 season

    Jane was just a teenager when she ruled England for 9 days in 1553. As her Protestant supporters quickly abandoned her in favour of the Catholic Mary, she was convicted of high treason and executed together with her teenage husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, less than a month later.

  • Caligula

    How true are the extraordinary stories told about Caligula: The Tyrant of Rome?

  • Charles I: To Kill A King

    1 season

    A momentous event in history, the trial and execution of King Charles I, an act that changed politics and power in England forever.

  • Charles I: The Downfall of a King

    1 season

    Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I's rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the king's head.

  • Julius Caesar Revealed

    Julius Caesar is the most famous Roman of them all: brutal conqueror, dictator and victim of a gruesome assassination on the Ides of March 44 BC.