Which historical figures are talking about?
his summer sees the return of our annual History Hot 100 list – and we want to know which historical figures are grabbing your attention at the moment.
Whether they are featured in a book that you are reading, portrayed in a recent television or radio drama, or are simply a character that you find particularly fascinating, we want you to tell us about them. You can choose up to three people from any historical period, as long as they died more than 30 years ago (before 1 January 1986). You will have up to 100 words to tell us the reasons behind your nominations.
We will also be disclosing the biggest winners and losers compared to last year’s inaugural list, which was topped by Plantagenet king Richard III. Which historical figure has experienced a sudden surge of popularity? Who has slipped from public attention in the past 12 months? And why? We’ll reveal all…
Voting opens on 24 March and closes at midnight on 18 April. We will then count the votes and publish the full Hot 100 list in an issue of BBC History Magazine later this year.
To take part, visit historyextra.com/ bbchistorymagazine/hot100, where you can also read the full terms and conditions – and get voting! Matt Elton
Richard III and Marie Antoinette both featured in last year’s top 100