Thou­sands flock to BBC His­tory Mag­a­zine his­tory week­ends

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His­tory en­thu­si­asts headed to the his­toric cities of York and Winch­ester in Oc­to­ber for the an­nual BBC His­tory Mag­a­zine his­tory week­ends. The events fea­tured more than 50 talks from some of the big­gest names in pop­u­lar his­tory, as well as Q& A ses­sions and a host of book sign­ings.

Winch­ester’s fa­mous 13th- cen­tury Great Hall saw talks by his­to­ri­ans in­clud­ing Lucy Wors­ley on Queen Vic­to­ria, Ali­son Weir on Jane Sey­mour and a Q& A with his­tor­i­cal fic­tion au­thor Bernard Corn­well. Else­where, Olivette Otele dis­cussed how Africans changed early-mod­ern Europe, while James Hol­land ex­plored the big­gest air bat­tle of the Sec­ond World War (see our fea­ture on page 32) in Fe­bru­ary 1944. His­to­ri­ans from the Univer­sity of Winch­ester also shared their re­search and knowl­edge in the His­tory Fringe, a week­end-long pro­gramme of free 15-minute talks.

In York, a host of ex­pert speak­ers took to the stage at York­shire Mu­seum and the medieval King’s Manor. Michael Wood, He­len Cas­tor, Ian Ker­shaw, Suzan­nah Lip­scomb, Tracy Bor­man and San­joy Bhat­tacharya were among the his­to­ri­ans speak­ing at the event, cov­er­ing top­ics that in­cluded fight­ing dis­ease af­ter the Sec­ond World War, Tudor monar­chs, medieval cas­tles and the Bayeux Ta­pes­try. Visit his­to­ryex­ his­to­ry­week­end2018 to find out more about both events.

Tracy Bor­man dis­cusses Tudor states­man Thomas More at York His­tory Week­end

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