Historian Tracy Borman delves into the archives to learn more about the private lives of some of the most famous queens and kings to ever live.
A monarch who sat on the throne for less than a year, Edward VIII is forever remembered as a man who brought about one of the greatest crises in modern British history.
Examine the life of one of France's self-appointed emperor; a man who started with nothing; acquired everything, and lost it all again.
Tracy Borman explores the colorful private life of Charles II, whose reign was marked less by royal accomplishments than by sexual conquests; the king's reign saw some turbulent times, including the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.
A look at the dysfunctional father-son relationship between Kings George III and George IV and their scandalous, misunderstood reigns.
Tracy Borman uncovers unique facts about Louis XIV, including his collection of more than 1,000 wigs and 400 beds, his secret 30-year marriage to Francois D'Aubinge and a post-mortem exam that revealed a stomach twice the average size.
The life of Henry VIII, England's most infamous king; a much more complex man than his reputation suggests, Henry VIII is well-mannered and rather prudish, relying on astrology and quack medicines to combat his ill health and increasing weight.
A look at Queen Victoria and her relationships with her husband, Prince Albert, and eldest son, Edward.
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Borman uncovers Peter the Great's rocky family life, from the wife he shipped off to a convent to the son he tortured to death, and reveal how his passion for progress and science would transform Russia.
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Younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, was a fashion icon, a drinker, a smoker and someone who completely broke the royal mold.