Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

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Original run: 8 Apr 2013 – 22 Apr 2013

Country of origin: UK

Genre: History

Network: BBC TWO UK

Watched by: 22 of 691 480 0%

Total running time: 2 hours 57 minutes

Episode duration: 59 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.6 of 10 65

MyShows rating: 4 of 5 7


Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, explores how the physical and mental health of our past monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. From Henry VIII to Edward VIII's abdication in 1936, this three-part series re-introduces our past royals not just as powerful potentates, but as human beings, each with their own very personal problems of biology and psychology.

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