Walking tours: 2019 Winchester BBC History Weekend

Our 2019 History Weekend in Winchester will include several walking tours around historic Winchester, presented by expert historians

Winchester. (Photo by Olaf Protze/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ryan Lavelle, Anglo-Saxon Winchester

When: Friday 1 November, 10–11.30am

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What: The tour will discover the history of the Anglo-Saxons through the streets and sites in the modern city, thinking about recent archaeology, the Anglo-Saxon properties of the city and the occasions where the big moments of Anglo-Saxon history were linked to the city.

Price: £10 including a BBC History Magazine Special Edition (collected from the Festival Hub) RRP £9.99 

Where: Please meet outside city museum 10 minutes before your walking tour begins

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Katherine Weikert, A Tale of Two Matildas

When: Friday 1 November, 12–2pm

What:  This walking tour of Winchester views the 12th-century ‘Anarchy’ through Empress Matilda, Queen Matilda, and the Siege of Winchester of 1141. Fighting on opposite sides for the kingdom of England and the duchy of Normandy, both women played key roles in this crucial turning point in the civil war.

Price: £10 including a BBC History Magazine Special Edition (collected from the Festival Hub) RRP £9.99 

Where: Please meet on the terrace outside the Great Hall 10 minutes before your walking tour begins

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Ellie Woodacre, Royal Winchester

When: Friday 1 November, 2.15–3.45pm   

What: This tour will give an introduction to Winchester’s rich royal history, highlighting the sites of palaces of the past and key events from the Anglo-Saxon rulers up to the visits of modern royals.

Price: £10 including a BBC History Magazine Special Edition (collected from the Festival Hub) RRP £9.99 

Where: Please meet outside city museum 10 minutes before your walking tour begins

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Find out more about the 2019 BBC History Magazine Weekends in Chester and Winchester here