Famous TV faces coming to York as BBC History Weekend returns

Searching for Shakespeare: Michael Wood is among the small screen stars heading our way
17 Jul 2016 @ 8.12 pm
| Entertainment, History

They say history repeats itself and now we have a primary source to prove it.

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend returns to York for the second year running on November 18-20.

York History Weekend

Yorkshire Museum + Hospitium

Fri Nov 18 to Sun Nov 20

From £14 (reduced for BBC History Magazine subscribers)

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Building on the success of last year’s debut festival, more than 20 leading historians and authors will be sharing their passion for the past with fellow history lovers at the Yorkshire Museum and the 14th century Hospitium.

The line-up includes acclaimed author and historian Tracy Borman on The Private Lives of the Tudors; renowned English historian and broadcaster Michael Wood Searching for Shakespeare; Fern Riddell exploring How To Please Your Wife: A Victorian Guide to Love, Sex, and Marriage; and historian, broadcaster and academic Suzannah Lipscomb unravelling what made the Tudors great leaders.

Juliet Barker will reveal the real Charlotte Bronte at York History Weekend
Juliet Barker will reveal the real Charlotte Bronte at York History Weekend

Also appearing will be Juliet Barker on discovering the real Charlotte Brontë; Paul Cartledge discussing Democracy, Ancient Versus Modern: Ten Things you Really Ought to Know; Andrew Lownie exploring the lives of Guy Burgess; and James Sharpe, a professor at the University of York, asking Why did We Stop Punishing Criminals in Public?

Dave Musgrove, publisher of BBC History Magazine said:

It’s great to be returning to York for a second year. We had such an amazing response to our festival last year that we couldn’t fail to come back.

This year will be bigger and better than before with new venues in a beautiful and historic setting and a mouth-watering programme of talks from some world-class historians and authors.