History Weekend takes Malmesbury by storm for a second time

History lovers flocked to Malmesbury in their thousands over the weekend, to enjoy BBC History Magazine’s festival of talks and lectures

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The annual History Weekend, now in its second year, ran from Thursday to Sunday, and was attended by more than 4,000 people. The line-up included leading historians Dan Snow, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dominic Sandbrook and Tracy Borman, as well as authors Hilary Mantel, Anthony Sattin and Charles Spencer.

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Lectures were also given by Helen Castor, Jessie Childs, Dan Jones and Miles Russell.

Take a look at some of the weekend highlights:

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Look out for more coverage of the History Weekend on HistoryExtra.com over the coming days.

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