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Fit to Rule

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In the BBC Two series Fit to Rule, our Chief Curator Lucy Worsley, explores how the physical and mental health of our monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. This podcast series explores the topic further and we'll discuss monarch and their health with leading academics and historians in the field.

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In the BBC Two series Fit to Rule, our Chief Curator Lucy Worsley, explores how the physical and mental health of our monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. This podcast series explores the topic further and we'll discuss monarch and their health with leading academics and historians in the field.

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45 Ratings
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Nice

By i love dogs261 - Sep 10 2019
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It’s nice history

I wish there were more of these.

By friendly woods - Jul 13 2019
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A great supplement to the series.

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
1
1
0
0

Nice

By i love dogs261 - Sep 10 2019
Read more
It’s nice history

I wish there were more of these.

By friendly woods - Jul 13 2019
Read more
A great supplement to the series.
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Fit to Rule

Updated about 11 hours ago

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In the BBC Two series Fit to Rule, our Chief Curator Lucy Worsley, explores how the physical and mental health of our monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. This podcast series explores the topic further and we'll discuss monarch and their health with leading academics and historians in the field.

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: The not-so 'Bloody Mary' - Alice Hunt

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As part of our Fit to Rule podcast series, we'll be looking more closely at some of the intriguing stories revealed in the TV series. 

In this podcast, Dr Alice Hunt traces Mary I's life from birth as royal princess and heiress presumptive, to her teenhood and subsequent demotion in status to that of Lady Mary, to her ultimate succession and reign as queen. 

Listen to find out if Queen Mary is deemed fit to rule.

Aug 30 2013

21mins

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Rank #2: Princess Charlotte: the people's princess - Alexandra Loske

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As part of our Fit to Rule podcast series, we'll be looking at some of the intriguing stories revealed in the TV series. 

In this podcast, art historian, writer and lecturer Alexandra Loske discusses the life and loss of the much-loved daughter of George IV and Caroline of Brunswick: Princess Charlotte of Wales.

Listen to find out more about this popular princess, her unhappy childhood, and how her untimely and tragic death instigated nationwide mourning and ultimately changed history.

Aug 30 2013

19mins

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Rank #3: The love and loss Queen Victoria - Helen Rappaport

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As part of our Fit to Rule podcast series, we'll be looking more closely at some of the intriguing stories revealed in the TV series. 

In this podcast historian and author of "Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy", Helen Rappaport explores the implications of Victoria's all consuming love of Albert and the psycological impact of his death on the widowed queen and the nation at large.

Aug 30 2013

20mins

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Rank #4: Cooling the blood of George III - Elaine Chalus

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As part of our Fit to Rule podcast series, we'll be looking more deeply at some of the intriguing stories revealed in the TV series. 

In this podcast, Dr Elaine Chalus, professor of British History at Bath Spa University, discusses the physical and psychological ailments of King George III, looking at the political and familial turmoil they caused.

Aug 30 2013

22mins

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Rank #5: Fit to Rule: How royal illness changed history - Lucy Worsley

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Dr Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and Emma Hindley, Series Producer discuss the series and share some behind the scenes tales from teh show. 

May 24 2013

39mins

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