Tickets on sale now for BBC History Magazine’s History Weekends

Join us in the historic cities of Winchester and York this October, for talks from more than 30 of the biggest names in popular history

Dan Jones speaking at Winchester History Weekend 2017.

Come and see Dan Jones, Michael Wood, Bernard Cornwell, Suzannah Lipscomb, Tracy Borman, Max Hastings and many more at BBC History Magazine’s autumn history weekends. Tickets have just gone on sale for the weekends in Winchester (5-7 October) and York (19-21 October), and they are already selling fast.


Each weekend will see more than 30 leading historians delivering talks on topics as diverse as ancient Egypt, Viking empires, Africans in early modern Europe and the Vietnam war.

Medieval enthusiasts are well catered for, with talks on the Bayeux Tapestry, medieval queenship, castles and cathedrals – plus Kings John, Henry II, Henry IV and Richard II and Richard III.

Fans of Tudor history can enjoy lectures on Elizabeth I, Jane Seymour, the Boleyn family, Elizabethan secret service, Thomas Cromwell, and Mary Queen of Scots.

Winchester History Weekend 2017.

Military historians can hear talks on Vietnam, the battle of Towton, aerial conflicts in the Second World War, the Trojan war, and Viking battles, while modern history fans might well plump for talks on Churchill, the fight against disease in the 20th century, George V, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and MI5’s forgotten spymaster.

On top of that, there are lectures on Nefertiti, women in ancient Rome, witchcraft, the Suffragettes, bad behaviour in the Renaissance, and 40,000 years of religion.


In short, there’s something for everyone, whatever your historical interest. So check out the programme here and buy tickets here to ensure you don’t miss out on two great weekends of history in October.