A Royal Double Feature

A Royal Double Feature

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Venture behind the glamorous facade of Henry VIII’s court followed by a historical glimpse into royal bedrooms.

Part Renaissance prince, part medieval tyrant, Henry VIII is the most famous of English kings. Venture beyond the facade of his glamorous court to understand the danger and intrigue that routinely cost courtiers their heads. Inside the Court of Henry VIII airs Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. followed by Tales from the Royal Bedchamber at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She reveals that the obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of the royals’ magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.