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About History Weekend 2015

On Thursday 15 October 2015, BBC History Magazine's History Weekend will return to Malmesbury in Wiltshire following two very successful years for our biggest event yet. This year, over four days, almost 40 leading historians and authors will descend on the ancient hilltop town - the burial place of Aethelstan, grandson of King Alfred the Great, and first king of all England - to share their passion for the past with fellow history lovers.

Final resting place of Aethelstan, first king of all England, birthplace of philosopher Thomas Hobbes, a war zone during the Viking invasions and the stomping ground of Eilmer the flying monk, Malmesbury will once again make the perfect historic venue for BBC History Magazine's History Weekend.
Lectures will take place at Malmesbury Town Hall, a special marquee, the Old Bell hotel and, last but not least, magnificent Malmesbury Abbey, home to the aforementioned Aethelstan.
Almost 40 speakers - many of them among the top historians in the world - will be giving talks...

Malmesbury is a beautiful market town in Wiltshire, situated just north of the M4 between Swindon and Bath.
By car: From the south west or south east, travel along the M4 and head north at Junction 17 on the A429 for five miles. From the north west or north, travel south along the M5 to junction 11a. Follow signs to Cirencester and then continue a further 10 miles south to Malmesbury along the A429.
By train: Kemble and Chippenham railway stations are both served by direct trains from London Paddington. Both stations are situated roughly 25 minutes by road from Malmesbury....

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