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Empire of the Tsars
They ruled Russia for more than three centuries: the Romanovs, a powerful dynasty whose grip on the country would end in bloodshed. Historian Lucy Worsley explores their extraordinary reign, among them Peter the Great, the visionary who transformed a country into an empire; Catherine the Great, once the world’s mightiest woman; and Nicholas II, the loving father and husband who provoked a revolution. This is the story of a glittering family whose spectacular palaces hide stories of betrayal, scandal and murder.
Episodes
Ep 1
Reinventing Russia
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Ep 2
Age of Extremes
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Ep 3
The Road to Revolution
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Reinventing Russia
Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries. In the first episode, Lucy explores the early Romanovs, from 16-year-old Mikhail in 1613 to Peter the Great. (1 of 3)
Age of Extremes
Lucy examines the reign of Catherine the Great, and the traumatic conflict with Napoleonic France. (2 of 3)
The Road to Revolution
Lucy investigates how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in the years 1825-1918. (3 of 3)