Private Lives of the Monarchs
Mondays at 9pm, from Monday 20th November

Their iconic images, captured in famous portraits and paintings, are part of the very fabric of national culture. In carefully-arranged poses, the Kings and Queens of history still look down upon us today and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. But what lay behind the pomp and ceremony, the crowns and the courts? Each one possessed the same foibles, bad habits and weaknesses as the rest of us. Historian Tracy Borman investigates the hidden histories of our monarchs, examining the very colourful private lives of Charles II, Queen Victoria, Louis IV, George III and the Prince Regent and Henry VIII.

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