BBC History Weekends

Posted on 04/10/2018, in News

Two BBC History Weekends are coming up this month, in the lovely cities of Winchester (5-7th Oct) and York (19-21st Oct), with some of FBA’s top historians taking part.

In Winchester, Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses his major new biography of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, THOMAS CROMWELL: A LIFE, lauded by Hilary Mantel, Dan Jones, and many more.

Suzannah Lipscomb talks WITCHCRAFT at both Winchester and York to celebrate the release of her Ladybird Expert book, while Michael Wood will also appear at both weekends to ponder the infamous Trojan War: Homeric myth or legitimate history?

Finally, Lucy Worsley will discuss her ground-breaking QUEEN VICTORIA: DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER, WIDOW in Winchester, giving us “Victoria in all her infinite variety – queen and mother, matriarch and minx” (Daisy Goodwin) and painting a “wonderfully fresh, vivid and engaging portrait” (Jane Ridley) in the process.  Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of her birth, this brand new biography examines just how Victoria transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor—and became one of Britain’s greatest monarchs along the way.