The Royals: A History of Scandals

The Royals: A History of Scandals

4 Episodes

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the roles the press, parliament and the public have played in generating outrage and spreading scandalous royal rumours.

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The Royals: A History of Scandals
  • The Royals: A History of Scandals - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Suzannah exposes the scandals that stemmed from royal spending getting out of control - from Henry VIII's Field of Cloth of Gold to the extraordinary debt that George IV accrued.

  • The Royals: A History of Scandals - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Suzannah discovers the marriage scandal that put a royal in the witness box, explores what made Charles II 'the merry monarch' and uncovers a sex scandal involving a brothel and a Prince.

  • The Royals: A History of Scandals - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Suzannah uncovers some of the most notorious cold cases involving royals from the past... did Elizabeth I's favourite really murder his wife? Did Queen Victoria's uncle murder his valet?

  • The Royals: A History of Scandals - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Suzannah reveals the most scandalous royal marriages from across the centuries; from one deemed so wrong a new law was written, to the first 'People's Princess', Queen Caroline.