A new four-part documentary series about Britain’s unsolved mysteries comes to BBC Two, starring Lucy Worsley
Unsolved Histories, also known as Lucy Worsley Investigates, will be released on BBC Two on May 24th.
Here’s everything you need to know about the historical show:
Who is Lucy Worsley?
Lucy Worsley OBE is a British historian, author, curator and television presenter known for presenting 2011 BBC historical shows including If Walls Could Talk, A Very British Murder and the Biggest History Fibs series.
Worsley, who was born in Reading, was nominated for the Royal Television Society award for Best Presenter and Best Historical Program for the First Georgian and received an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honors List.
The 48-year-old married architect Mark Hines in November 2011, with whom she lives in Southwark, London.
As a TV presenter, Worsley is known for her rhotacism – a speech disorder that affects her pronunciation of the letter “r”. When she switched from BBC Four to BBC Two, she worked with a speech therapist.
What is the show and episode guide about?
Lucy Worsley re-examines some of Britain’s unsolved mysteries and finds new evidence for some of the stories.
The stories pursued by Worsley have puzzled historians and academics for years, but the team is trying to unravel the brutal chapters by finding new witnesses.
The witch hunt: 400 years ago, thousands of people, the vast majority women, were being hunted down, tortured and killed across Scotland and England. Lucy Worsley investigates what is behind these horrifying circumstances that stem from a “witch” claim.
The Black Death: Lucy Worsley questions how the Black Death transformed Britain by researching the latest scholarly evidence and examining how the large death toll has transformed religious beliefs, class structures, work and women.
The princes in the tower: Regarding the apparent murder of King Edward 4th’s two only sons when the two boys disappeared in 1483, causing much mystery and speculation. In this part, Lucy uncovers the story of the two lost princes.
The Madness of King George: In the final part, the series follows how King George 3’s insanity affected Britain by uncovering royal papers. The episode also talks about how his illness changed psychiatry forever.
When can I see the show?
The series is scheduled to air on BBC Two from May 24 at 9pm.
All four episodes can be viewed on BBC iPlayer after being shown on TV.
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