History on the Box: Lucy Worsley’s ‘Six Wives’

Posted by ap507 at Mar 16, 2017 12:47 PM |
PhD students Liz Round and Katie Bridger debate Lucy Worsley’s ‘Six Wives’ programme, which aired on BBC One

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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-c.1540’.

The debate can be viewed below:

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Think: Leicester does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Leicester - it expresses the independent views and opinions of the academic who has authored the piece. If you do not agree with the opinions expressed, and you are a doctoral student/academic at the University of Leicester, you may write a counter opinion for Think: Leicester and send to ap507@le.ac.uk