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Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. she is chief curator at historic royal palaces, the independent charity that welcomes more than three million visitors annually to the unoccupied royal palaces of london including the tower of london, kensington palace state apartments and hampton court palace. 

Lucy has presented many shows for television including: Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors (BBC 2), Six Wives With Lucy Worsley (BBC 1) The Women’s Institute, Dancing Through The Blitz – The Big Band Story and Our Food (BBC 2), Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia, Reins of Power, When Lucy Met Roy, Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance, Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, A Very British Murder, A Very British Romance and The First Georgians (BBC 4), Elegance and Decadence and The Age of Regency (BBC 4/BBC Bristol), Antiques Uncovered and Harlots Housewives and Heroines (BBC 4/Silver River), Food in England: The Lost World of Dorothy Hartley (BBC 4/Available Light), The Queens Garden (ITV) and Fit To Rule (Silver River).

Lucy has also written a number of well-received books including Jane Austen at Home, Cavalier: A Tale of Passion, Chivalry and Great Houses, Courtiers: A Secret History of Kensington Palace and If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of Your Home which accompanied the TV Series (BBC 4/Silver River) and her debut novel for children, Eliza Rose.

Lucy graduated from New College, Oxford with a first-class honours BA degree in Ancient and Modern History. She has since been awarded a PHD from the University of Sussex. She lives by the Thames in South London with her husband Mark Hines. 

"The undisputed Queen of TV History" - Guardian



Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces.