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If Walls Could Talk

The story of our rooms, from the middle ages to the present.

Lucy Worsley, chief curator of the historic British Royal Palaces, offers a racy exploration of how we’ve used the rooms in our houses over the centuries. The series tells the story of British domestic life from the Middle Ages to the present day through four rooms – the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom and the sitting room – and examines our ever-shifting attitudes to privacy, class, cleanliness and technology. Covering domestic topics such as oil lamps versus candles, chair design, wigs and cooking utensils, Worsley whirls us round the sometimes seedy corridors of the royal palaces, meeting experts and historians on the way.