Secrets of the Manor House

Look beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in ancient British houses

Episodes

  • Secrets of Althorp - The Spencers

    Take a tour of Althorp with Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana.
  • Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace

    Enter the ultimate pleasure palace, Hampton Court, for a wealth of art and stories.
  • Secrets of the Manor House

    Find out what went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house a century ago.
  • Secrets of Highclere Castle

    See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for Downton Abbey.
  • Beyond the Fiction

    Find out what really went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house.

About Secrets of the Manor House

Exactly 100 years ago, the world of the British Manor House was at its height. It was a world of luxury that that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day. But what was really going on behind these stately walls and under the servants' stairs? "Secrets of the Manor House" looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was.

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