Which his­tor­i­cal fig­ures are talk­ing about?

BBC History Magazine - - History Now -

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

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