Preview: The Royal Mob

The Royal Mob

Four Sisters – episode 1 of 4.

Told through the eyes of Queen Victoria’s favourite granddaughters, the four Hesse sisters – each of whom married into one of the great Royal houses of Europe – this series lifts the lid on the family tensions and rivalries which set cousin against cousin, monarch against monarch, and saw millions plunged into the bloodiest conflict the world had ever known. Stripped across four hours, this drama-documentary from acclaimed writers Jamie Brittain and Abigail Wilson tells the story of the princesses who carried the burden of dynastic survival on their shoulders, in a high-stakes world where power determined who would inherit a continent.

Interwoven with historical analysis from a cast of experts which includes Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Priya Atwal, Miranda Carter, Onyeka Nubia and Emma Dabiri, as ideas of toxic masculinity and historic attitudes towards disability and sexuality are put under the microscope, to tell the tale of one of the most compelling, powerful yet dysfunctional families in history.

The Royal Mob – Monday at 9.00pm on Sky History and Now.

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