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A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley delves into the history of romance to uncover the forces shaping our very British happily ever after and how our feelings have been affected by social, political and cultural ideas.

Episode 2

55m 19s

Travel back to the Victorian era with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the steamy history of British romance, uncovering the social, political and cultural forces that shaped ideals of romantic love during Victoria’s reign.

Episodes

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    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 55m 19s

    Travel back to the Victorian era with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the steamy history of British romance, uncovering the social, political and cultural forces that shaped ideals of romantic love during Victoria’s reign.

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    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 54m 49s

    Celebrate love with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the seductive history of British romance, uncovering the social, political and cultural forces that shaped ideals of romantic love during the Georgian era, including the novels of Jane Austen.

Extras + Features

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    Victorian Gentlemen

    S1 E2 - 1m 38s

    Learn how chivalry changed a Victorian bank clerk into a medieval knight. Strong, manly, and probably covered with facial hair.

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    18th Century Love Tokens

    S1 E1 - 1m

    Lucy talks about 18th century love tokens, the most luxurious token being a tiny, anonymous eye pin. Learn about how this artifact was used and why it was so provocative.

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    Jane Austen’s Writing Cottage

    S1 E1 - 1m 16s

    See where Jane Austen composed her stories. Inside her brother’s cottage, on a small, insignificant table, Austen wrote her last completed novel, "Persuasion."

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    Preview

    S1 - 30s

    Lucy Worsley delves into the history of romance to uncover the forces shaping our very British happily ever after and how our feelings have been affected by social, political and cultural ideas.

Schedule

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