Lucy Worsley OBE DPhil (born 18 December 1973) is a British historian and the Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. Since 2009, she has presented a lot of documentaries.
Dr Worsley's works provide examples of:
- Big Eater: Many, particularly kings Henry VIII, George IV and Edward VII.
- Early Instalment Weirdness: Some of her early programmes had her looking off to the side of the camera instead of addressing it directly.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She used to be known for her rhotacism, though she's overcome it since.
- Gorgeous Period Dress: Documentaries frequently involve Lucy modelling elaborate costumes.
- Iconic Item: Lucy is known for wearing a hair slide. She claims that when she was trying a different hair style, one of her TV producers told her "People won't know it's you without the hair slide."
- Long List: Try remembering all the programmes she's presented, or all the books she's written.
- Ms. Fanservice: Lucy herself is the apple of many a viewer's eye. This was especially true in the If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home episode on bathrooms where she could be seen wearing only a towel and sipping a cocktail in a bubble bath.
- A male example in Reigns of Power with stunt rider Ben Atkinson.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: It's quite startling to see the normally cheerful, bubbly Lucy truly furious and heartbroken when talking about the women murdered during the Scottish witch trials in Lucy Worsley Investigates.
- Royally Screwed Up: A recurrent theme, especially in Fit to Rule?