British History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley | The Wars of the Roses

Lucy Worsley shows how Henry VII and his historians fabricated the scale of the Wars of the Roses conflict, forged Richard III's monstrous persona and even conjured up the image of competing roses. When William Shakespeare got in on the act and added his own spin, Tudor fiction was cemented as historical fact.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Duration: 1'00'34''
  • Broadcast date: 2017

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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