History on the Box: Lucy Worsley’s ‘Six Wives’
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PhD students from the School of History, Politics and International Relations have enjoyed a heated debate about Lucy Worsley’s ‘Six Wives’ programme, which aired on BBC One in December 2016.
The motion for the debate was that ‘Lucy Worsley’s “Six Wives” is an effective and innovative approach to popular history’.
Liz Round argued for the motion. Liz is an AHRC Midlands 3 Cities funded PhD student in the Centre for English Local History. Her research explores clergy-lay relationships in seventeenth-century Herefordshire.
Katie Bridger argued against the motion. Katie is a PhD student in the Centre for English Local History. Her thesis is entitled ‘Expression and the landscape: the Leicestershire gentry, c.1460’.
The debate can be viewed below: