The Royals: A History of Scandals on SBS – From medieval to modern times, the British monarchs have always been at the centre of scandals.
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb explores what role the press, parliament and public have played in generating outrage and spreading rumours across the centuries, exploring some royal scandals you might know, but many you won’t.
Meeting fellow historians and experts at the hallowed halls of historic houses and palaces where the tumultuous happenings took place, Suzannah will uncover the truth behind the scandal to see how it impacted on the lives and fortunes of those involved and British society as a whole.
Episode One: Wealth and Opulence
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb explores the scandals that break when royals’ spending gets out of control.
From Henry VIII’s Field of Cloth of Gold to the extraordinary debt that George IV found himself in, Suzannah also finds out how a medieval commoner woman became one of the richest women in Britain.
The Royals: A History of Scandals on SBS and SBS on Demand – New Series Premiere – Saturday, 21 October at 8.30pm
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