The Sunday Debate: Who was the greatest English monarch? In Partnership with History Hit

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In October Intelligence Squared partnered with History Hit to ask, who was the greatest English monarch? Each of the kings and queens competing for the title left a distinctive stamp on their era – but who did most to shape the nation and the lives of its people? Who was the cleverest? Who was the bravest? Who was the most loved? Hosted by History Hit's Dan Snow, this lively event throws light on the monarchy as an institution, exploring how it has survived the challenges and vicissitudes of the ages.

Tom Holland - Alfred the Great

Tracy Borman - Henry VIII

Helen Castor - Elizabeth I

Jane Ridley - Queen Victoria

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