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Bolsover Castle

Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Built in the early 17th century, it became the pleasure palace of playboy Cavalier William Cavendish.

Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Built in the early 17th century, it became the pleasure palace of playboy Cavalier and ambitious courtier William Cavendish.

Guiding us on a tour of the castle and its remarkable collection of artworks, Lucy brings to life the spectacular masque held by Cavendish to win the favour of King Charles I.

And from within the walls of this eccentric architectural gem emerges a colourful tale, capturing the tensions of early 17th-century England that would eventually lead the nation to civil war.

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jan 2021 19:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Lucy Worsley
Director John Hodgson
Executive Producer Jonty Claypole
Series Producer Richard Bright
Producer Sophie Reid
Producer John Hodgson

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