If your interest in royal history is piqued by the wedding of Prince Marry and Meghan Markle, make a date in your diary to come to BBC History Magazine’s two history weekends this autumn. 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 all manner of historical topics, and there is much to appeal to enthusiasts of Britain’s royal heritage.
For medieval and earlier kings and queens, we’ve got: Levi Roach on Aethelred the Unready; Max Adams on King Alfred; Pragya Vohra on King Cnut; Ellie Woodacre on medieval queenship; Michael Hicks on Richard III; Catherine Nall on Henry IV; Nicholas Vincent on King John; and Nick Barratt on Henry and his restless sons.
Moving on to the Tudors and beyond, Helen Castor will talk about Elizabeth I; Kate Williams on Mary, Queen of Scots; Lauren Mackay on the Boleyns; Alison Weir on Jane Seymour; Tracy Borman on James I; and Nicola Tallis on Elizabeth I’s love rival.
Getting closer to the modern day, we have Lucy Worsley looking at Queen Victoria and Alexandra Churchill on George V and the makings of the modern House of Windsor.
So, we’ve got royal history covered at this year’s history weekends (and that’s without mentioning the rest of the programme, which includes ancient Egypt, Roman women, the Trojan War, the Romanovs, Africans in early modern Europe, Churchill, the Suffragettes and the Vietnam War).