Genius of Palaces The revelatory series unlocks the secrets behind some of Britain's most magnificent palaces, from construction to an extraordinary portrait of changing society. Select a Season 1 Ep. 2 - Inventing a National Style Dec 15, 2017 – 51:55 Dan Cruickshank discovers how the Tudors and the Stuarts were the greatest royal builders Britain has known. Ep. 1 - Towards an Architecture of Majesty Dec 08, 2017 – 51:55 How palaces began, and how they became potent symbols of the growing prestige of the monarch and the church.