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Lucy Worsley delves into the history of romance to uncover the forces shaping our very British happily ever after and how our feelings have been affected by social, political and cultural ideas. A Very British Romance With Lucy Worsley is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on October 8, 2015.

Where do I stream A Very British Romance With Lucy Worsley online? A Very British Romance With Lucy Worsley is available for streaming on BBC Four, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Very British Romance With Lucy Worsley on demand at PBS online.

BBC Four
1 Season, 3 Episodes
October 8, 2015
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Lucy Worsley
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A Very British Romance With Lucy Worsley Full Episode Guide

  • Lucy Worsley journeys into the Victorian way of love in the second part of her series on the changing face of British romance. She discovers how medieval chivalry shaped Victorian courtship, and explores theinfluence of valentine's cards and flowers on romantic lives. Lucy uncovers the way that literary passions - in novels by writers such as Charlotte Bront?, Mrs. Henry Wood, and HG Wells - translated into real-life desires, changing the way the British felt. This is a new view of the Victorians in love, which takes us from romance on the factory floor to the curious erotic possibilities of the seance.

  • Lucy's romp through three centuries of love's rituals begins with the Georgian age, when the rules of courtship were being rewritten. Traditionally, marriage had been as much about business as love. Now, a glamorisation of romantic love inspired women and men to make their own romantic choices - they could flirt in newly-built assembly rooms, or elope to Gretna Green as an act of romantic rebellion. But the main force of change was the arrival of the novel - Samuel Richardson, Fanny Burney, and Jane Austen didn't just map out women's changing desires, they made people seek out the feelings and emotions described in their own lives, permanently changing how the British feel.