Lucy Worsley's Biography
Lucy Worsley was born in Reading on 18 December 1973.
Her father was a geologist who worked where there were glaciers and so, Lucy was brought up in various countries such as Canada, Iceland and Norway.
She studied Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford, before completing a PhD in art history at the University of Sussex.
After leaving University, Lucy Worsley worked at Mlton Manor in Oxfordshire, where her role included giving guided tours.Subsequently, she worked for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, English Heritage and Glasgow Museums.
In 2003, she was appointed Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces.
She has gained widespread public attention through presenting numerous historical documentaries on the BBC including Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, Mozart's London Odyssey, Empire of the Tzars - Romanov Russia, A Very British Murder, The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain, and A Very British Romance.
She also co-presented Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Of Dance with Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman.
Her husband Mark Hines is an architect.
According to Lucy Worsley, quoted in The Standard, Mark Hines insisted on an unusual pre-nup clause that she would never compete in Strictly: "My husband was worried that all those celebrities seem to run off with their partners — and he thinks there’s quite enough of me on TV already.”
She is frightened of heights.
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