Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

Escape from Paris

Clip: Episode 3 | 4m 9s Video has closed captioning.

During the French Revolution, fearing for their lives, the royal family made an attempt to escape Paris. Late at night they headed east in disguise towards the relative safety of the Netherlands. But they were stopped close to the border and brought back to Paris in disgrace. Lucy finds out they were caught because someone recognized the face of the king from a bank note.

Aired: 07/05/20

Rating: TV-14

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