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Chalke Valley History Festival
After its enforced absence in 2020 due to the pandemic, Chalke Valley History Festival is set to return with a bang in 2021. Running from Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 27 June, it will be one of the very first major festivals to run this year
Film reel
Historical cinema comes in for endless criticism from reviewers, viewers and – of course – historians: filmmakers bring their own interests, opinions and biases to their work. They make films not just to entertain, but generally speaking to express…
Hereford mappa mundi (13th century)
As the final part in a trilogy of articles on space and history, I met up with Oxford professor Dr Elizabeth Baigent, University Reader in the History of Geography and SCIO Senior Tutor at Wycliffe Hall, after a lecture she gave as part of the…
Covid-19
Struggling to keep the kids engaged with homeschooling during lockdown for Covid-19, or just bored and looking for new things to do? Check out this list of some of the best history-related (ish) resources on the web!
Dan Jones
Dan Jones is a medieval historian and best-selling author who regularly graces our television sets with programmes on subjects as diverse at canals and the Great Fire of London. His most recent book, Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the…
Tom Holland
Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster, writing extensively on the ancient world and medieval Europe and the Near East. His latest book is Dominion​​​​​​​, a study of Christianity and the West over the last two…
The History Tellers
The History Tellers, a.k.a. Stephen ‘Abs’ Wisdom and Alex Burnham, are two historian/performers who aim to bring fun yet fact-filled history to life. Having crossed paths with them for several years, we decided it was high time to interview them,…
Kate Loveman
Dr Kate Loveman, Associate Professor in English Literature and Samuel Pepys specialist, talks to us about the relevancy of the seventeenth century to today's political climate, Charles II's reputation for partying, and the marriage,…
Clare Jackson
Dr Clare Jackson is a distinguished Stuart historian, co-editing the Historical Journal from 2004 to 2011, and publishing books on the Restoration in Scotland, and on Charles II for the Penguin Monarchs series. She has presented television series on…
Chalke Valley History Festival 2019
During the last week of June 2019, a festival in the beautiful rolling countryside of South West England pulled in thousands of visitors from across the country and beyond. There was music, entertainment, and a multitude of familiar faces to be seen…
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