HISTORY enthusiasts can enjoy a diverse range of talks from leading historians and authors in York when a festival returns to the city this autumn.

Taking place from October 19 to 21, BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend will feature close to 30 talks across two venues - the Yorkshire Museum in the Tempest Anderson Hall, in Museum Gardens, and King’s Manor, in Exhibition Square.

The York line-up includes bestselling author and historian Tracy Borman, who will examine Henry VIII through the eyes of the men who surrounded him.

Also on the bill is Helen Castor, who will appraise Elizabeth I’s life and consider how her reign was shaped by profound and enduring insecurity. Meanwhile, Hitler biographer Ian Kershaw will reflect on the fall of the Berlin Wall, through his own memories of one of the key turning points in modern history.

Also returning for 2018 is History Fringe where, alongside the main lectures series, festival visitors can also enjoy free 15-minute sessions to keep people occupied and informed between talks.

See the full line-up for the festival, and details of how to buy tickets at www.historyweekend.com or phone 0871 620 4021.