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Sky HISTORY showcases how the past is alive and kicking: enthralling viewers with high-calibre factual entertainment. Sky HISTORY is one of the UK’s best-loved pay-TV brands, available on Sky and its NOW service, as well as on Virgin.

Sky HISTORY won Channel of the Year (non-PSB Group) at the 2022 Broadcast Digital Awards

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Royal family rivalries, as told by Queen Victoria's granddaughters, in Royal Mob

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 premium drama-documentary from acclaimed writers Jamie Brittain (Skins, Breeders) and Abigail Wilson (Ten Percent, Trollied, The Tail of The Curious Mouse and The Larkins) 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 (The Romanovs: 1613-1918 and Young Stalin), Priya Atwal (Royals and Rebels and Empires of the Sikhs), Miranda Carter (Three Emperors), 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 role of Queen Victoria is played by Michele Dotrice (Vanity Fair, The Importance of Being Earnest).

Sky HISTORY boasts the very best in class factual entertainment and innovative talent-led original programming. We create and share stories that matter so that our viewers can enjoy and understand the changing world we live in.

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