By Tim Stokes
By Tim Stokes
Historian Lucy Worsley takes us behind closed doors at three treasure-filled royal palaces to uncover how each building has shaped a monarchy and a nation.
Australian historians find remarkably well-preserved chocolate, giving a fascinating glimpse into history.
By Peter Shuttleworth
BBC Wales News
Work has begun to remove graffiti from a statue of Queen Victoria in Leeds.
The bronze sculpture on Woodhouse Moor in the Hyde Park area of the city had been sprayed with words including "murderer" and "slave owner".
The city council said it had an obligation to remove graffiti from the statue but said all statues of historic figures will be subject to a city-wide review.
It comes after a statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was torn off its plinth in Bristol by protesters, prompting calls for statues of other figures with links to slavery and imperialism to be removed.
A Leeds City Council spokesman said: "We think it is important to understand the history and context of each of our statues and we will, therefore, undertake a city-wide review of our statues and related cultural history."
A skirt, bodice and bloomers once owned by Queen Victoria are to go under the hammer in Derbyshire.
The clothing was handed to royal photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson more than a century ago and passed down the generations.
His great-great-grandson Roderick Williams, from Norwich, said he was selling the items - which also include a pair of boots believed to have belonged to the monarch - as he needed to make some space.
He said: "[My grandfather] worked as a royal photographer for Queen Victoria up to her death in 1901 and we think the clothes were probably given to him by servants in the royal household, perhaps in return for taking photographs of them."
Auctioneer Charles Hanson said: “Famously, after the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert in 1861, she [Queen Victoria] wore black for the rest of her life and the bodice and skirt we’re selling are black.
“Her leather ankle boots show how dainty and narrow her feet were."
The items will be auctioned individually in Etwall on Tuesday with guide prices ranging from £800 to £2,000.
By Duncan Leatherdale
High-quality film of Queen Victoria on her last trip to Ireland has been rediscovered.