Episode guide

Private Lives of the Monarchs

Series 1

Private Lives of the Monarchs

  • Queen Victoria

    Delve into the private lives of British royalty with Tracy Borman. Queen Victoria's relationships with her husband Prince Albert and eldest son Edward are studied.

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  • George III and the Prince Regent

    The tragic 'mad' King George III and his son, the Prince Regent, hated one another. Historian Tracy Borman explores their fractious relationship.

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  • Louis XIV

    A vain man with a tangled love life and extravagant lifestyle, Louis XIV believed France revolved around him. Tracy Borman hears the truth about the Sun King's reign.

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  • Henry VIII

    He is perhaps England's most famous monarch. Hear about Henry VIII's turbulent marriages and trysts, as well as his transformation from handsome prince to obese tyrant.

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  • Charles II

    Hear about the private life of Charles II, the Stuart king who was dubbed the 'Merrie Monarch'. Tracy Borman uncovers a world of mistresses, feasts and secret tunnels.

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