Dr Lucy Worsley looks at how clothing changed for women during the Restoration period

Lucy investigates the lives of women at the top: the King’s Mistresses at the Royal Court. When Charles and his entourage returned from exile, they came back with a host of continental ideas. Some of the Women at court rose to prominence as never before, gaining unprecedented political influence and independence. Amongst a fascinating cast of female characters, the most astonishing were Charles II’s own Mistresses: the Royalist, Barbara Villiers, the French Spy Louise de Keroualle and the infamous Cockney actress, Nell Gwynn.

Release date: 27 May 2012

3 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
PresenterLucy Worsley
DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
Executive ProducerEmma Hindley
Series ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
PresenterLucy Worsley
DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
Executive ProducerEmma Hindley
Series ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
PresenterLucy Worsley
DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
Executive ProducerEmma Hindley

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