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Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Original Series

Episode 1: Tudors to Stuarts: From Gods to Men

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Lucy Worsley explores how the health of past monarchs has shaped the nation. She examines the medical histories of the Tudors and Stuarts. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Lucy Worsley presents six films about the mental and physical health of our past monarchs, covering Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Charles I, George III and royal childbirth. Show more

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Original Series

Episode 2: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lucy Worsley explores how the health of monarchs has shaped the nation. She looks at the medical histories of the later Stuarts and Hanoverians. Show more

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Original Series

Episode 3: Happy Families: Hanoverians to Windsors

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lucy Worsley explores how the health of monarchs has shaped the nation. She explores the family dynamics of Victoria and her descendants. Show more