What is the most interesting period in history? Historians will argue their case at this year’s evening debate at the Malmesbury History Weekend

At this year’s Malmesbury History Weekend, festival attendees will be in for a treat as we host an evening debate with some of Britain’s most prominent historians

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In what is sure to be a heated discussion, historians will debate what they believe is the most interesting period of history. Thomas Asbridge will argue that the medieval period is the most exciting era to study, while Janina Ramirez, who recently presented the Saints and Sinners documentary series on BBC Four, will make a case for the Anglo-Saxons.

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Historian and broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb will take on the challenge of arguing that the Tudor period is the most interesting area to study, and military historian Saul David will stand up for the Victorians and assert why he believes this is the most fascinating historical period.

Plus, you can have your say in the debate as you get the chance to put your questions to the historians in a Q&A discussion.

The debate will begin at 7.30pm on Saturday 17 October.

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