Helen Fry In Conversation with Tracy Borman

on her new book “Crown & Sceptre”

Appealing to the intrinsic fascination with British royalty, Borman lifts the veil to reveal the remarkable characters and personalities who have ruled Britain. Since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the Monarchy has been more ceremonial―a crucial distinction explaining the staying power as the royal family has evolved and adapted, avoiding the storms of rebellion that brought many of Europe’s royals to an abrupt end.

Tracy Borman has terrific stories about Richard III; Henry VIII; Elizabeth I; George III; Victoria; Elizabeth II: whose names evoke eras and dramatic events, forming the sweep of British history.

Also in the series:

Life in Britain’s Royal Palaces – behind the Scenes: Wed. July 20 @ 2pm / 7pm GMT