Art, Passion and Power: The Story of the Royal Collection

This four-episode series explores one of the largest art collections in the world - over a million works of art and decorative objects acquired by royalty over the past 500 years. Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals what these masterpieces meant, how they were used, and the fascinating stories behind them. The collection also offers clues about the obsessions of individual kings and queens, and provides a fascinating window into the history of the British monarchy.

Episodes

Air Date: June 02, 2018 - 53:55
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how royal collecting has changed since the days of Queen Victoria.
Air Date: June 02, 2018 - 54:11
After the execution of Charles I, the royal collection was sold off. But by 1660, the monarchy and its passion for art were back.
Air Date: June 02, 2018 - 54:07
Andrew Graham-Dixon marvels at the works acquired by Henry VIII and Charles I, the great founders of the modern royal collection.