Behind the Palace Doors - Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain-logo

Behind the Palace Doors - Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain

Michael Farquhar

Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade. Behind the Palace Doors features stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II; debunks historical myths; serves up surprising anecdotes; and covers four family trees spanning every royal house, from the Tudors to the Windsors. From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to Queen Victoria's surprisingly daring taste in sculpture, Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain's monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination.

Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade. Behind the Palace Doors features stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II; debunks historical myths; serves up surprising anecdotes; and covers four family trees spanning every royal house, from the Tudors to the Windsors. From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to Queen Victoria's surprisingly daring taste in sculpture, Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain's monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination.
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Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade. Behind the Palace Doors features stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II; debunks historical myths; serves up surprising anecdotes; and covers four family trees spanning every royal house, from the Tudors to the Windsors. From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to Queen Victoria's surprisingly daring taste in sculpture, Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain's monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

9h 34m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:49


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:48


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

25:04


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

43:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:17


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:37


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

33:46


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

16:39


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:56


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:55


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:27


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

19:24


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:15


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

26:45


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

08:33


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

15:22


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:30


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

25:08


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

10:56


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

12:33


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

15:52


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

29:33


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

09:25


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

06:04


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

13:29


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

12:24


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

09:55


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

12:31


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

19:06


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

18:38


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

05:51