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  • Marie Antoinette

    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.

  • The Balkan Royals

    An intimate portrait of the last surviving Balkan monarchs in their own words. With rare archive footage and first hand testimonies we learn how the monarchs of Bulgaria, Montenegro and Romania have survived their tumultuous history to remain an essential part of their respective countries' natio...

  • Burma's Lost Royals

    In 1885 the British Army invaded Burma and deposed its King. This is the story of a family and a country emerging from the darkness into modern day Burma.

  • Asia's Monarchies: Nepal

    In 2008, Nepal's monarchy was ousted from power, turned out of their palaces, and so the country began a new era as a republic. The civil war had lasted a decade and cost more than 13,000 lives. The transformation from kingdom to republic was swift, dramatic, and begs the questions of what will h...

  • The Rise and Fall of The Spanish King

    The King, his wife, his lover and a spectacular fall from grace.
    Once the young hero who reclaimed the Spanish monarchy and won the hearts of his people, Juan Carlos was forced to relinquish his throne in 2014 and leave his own country in 2020 followed by allegations of money-laundering, corrupt...

  • INSIDE MONACO

    1 season

  • Larissa: The Lost Romanov

    A hidden grave tucked away in a corner of a cemetery in Kent could hold the key to one of the biggest mysteries of the twentieth century. What is the truth behind the story of the ill-fated last Tsar of Russia and his immediate family?

  • King Hussein of Jordan: Survival of a Dynasty

    The life and struggles of King Hussein of Jordan, from the assassination of his grandfather to the rise of the PLO.

  • King Hussein of Jordan: On a Knife Edge

    The story of King Hussein of Jordan's career, his relationship with Israel, the Palestinians, the Arab world and the West.

  • Libya's Forgotten King: Monarchy

    The Map of Modern Libya was not fully drawn until the mid twentieth century. The land was fought over by the Ottomans, Italians and British.
    This is the story of King Idris I who unified Libya and became it's first and last King in 1951 before being toppled by Gaddafi in 1969.

  • Marie Antoinette of Versailles

    Famed for her beauty and extravagant court, Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the bloody French Revolution.
    The teenage queen was embraced by France in 1770 but lost her head to the guillotine 23 years later.

  • Libya's Forgotten King: Enlightenment

    The Map of Modern Libya was not fully drawn until the mid twentieth century. The land was fought over by the Ottomans, Italians and British.
    This is the story of King Idris I who unified Libya and became it's first and last King in 1951 before being toppled by Gaddafi in 1969.

  • Empire of the Tsars: The Road to Revolution

    Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty, investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. She will show how the years 1825-1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried - and failed - to deal with the growing pressure for constitu...

  • Empire of the Tsars: Reinventing Russia

    Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries. It's an epic tale that includes giant figures such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the devastating struggle against Napoleon in 1812, and the political m...

  • Empire of the Tsars: Age of Extremes

    Lucy Worsley continues her journey through Russia in the footsteps of the Romanovs, the most powerful royal dynasty in modern European history.

    In this episode she examines the extraordinary reign of Catherine the Great, and the traumatic conflict with Napoleonic France that provides the setting...

  • ROYAL INDIA

    1 season

  • Portraits of Marie Antoinette - Part 1

    An intriguing portrait of one of the people closest to the tragic queen.

  • Portraits of Marie Antoinette - Part 2

    A fascinating look at one of the people closest to the tragic queen through her final hours. Is she, in fact, one of history's most misunderstood characters?

  • Princesses of the World

    Presenting a fascinating portrait of the most beautiful and beloved Royal women of the past 50 years, we take a regal tour of the romance, happiness, heartache, tragedy and controversy that is the life of these modern-day fairy tale princesses. Featuring Diana, Fergie, Mary, Grace and more.

  • Undercover Princes

    1 season

  • Undercover Princesses

    1 season

  • The King & Queen of Jordan: Thoroughly Modern Monarchs

    King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan have an ambitious vision to reform the Arab State and bridge the gap between tradition and modernisation.
    Can it work in the land squeezed between Israel, Iraq and the West Bank?