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HWA/EH Festival of Historical Literature at Kelmarsh

Posted: Mon April 30th, 2012, 11:15 am
by Manda Scott
Dear All

I'm not sure where on the forum to post this - but here seems as good a place as any - to let you know that the program for the 2012 Festival of Historical Literature (which is part of the larger Festival of History) is now available.

I'll replicate it below, but full details, including a link to the English Heritage site where tickets can be purchased, is on our website here

FESTIVAL OF LITERARY HISTORY: PROGRAMME 2012
PRESENTED BY THE HISTORICAL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION AND ENGLISH HERITAGE
SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2012
10.30 – 11.30 (last 5 minutes of each hour is clear-out time)
ARMIES OF ROME: The legions at their best
Ben Kane, Anthony Riches, Douglas Jackson
11.40 – 12.40
HEROES OF HISTORY: Warlords and Conquerors
Robyn Young, John Man, James Aitcheson, Angus Donald
12.50 – 13.50
COMMANDING IN BATTLE: Montgomery and Rommel in two World Wars.
Peter Caddick-Adams, Q/A with Tim Lynch
14.00 - 15.00
BEFORE SHERLOCK: The Georgian predilection for murder
Imogen Robertson, Rose Melikan, Lloyd Shepherd, Hallie Rubenhold
15.10 – 16.10
THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: Bloody strife and political mayhem
Fiona Mountain, Giles Kristian, Michael Arnold,
16.20 – 17.20
FORGOTTEN HEROES: Who really fights the wars?
AL Berridge, Stewart Binns, Michael Jecks
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18:00 – 19:00
COME AND MEET THE AUTHORS: all authors + drinks/nibbles for Re-enactors

SUNDAY 15TH JULY
10.30 – 11.30
WEAPONS: My sword’s bigger than your sword!
Robert Low – Harry Sidebottom
11.40 – 12.40
GRAND BEGINNINGS: Three authors of Debut Historical Novels will be interviewed by MC Scott
Ellen Bryson, Hallie Rubenhold, Robert Wilton
12.50 – 13.50
GREAT QUEENS: Women in Power
Stella Duffy, Theresa Breslin, Karen Maitland, Kate Williams
14.00 – 15.00
Comrades, Conspiracies and Consequences - How non-fiction can be stranger than fiction in Castro's Cuba and Stalin's Russia
Alex von Tunzelmann, William Ryan
15.10 – 16.10
THE GREAT WARS: WWI and WWII – what was it really like? Diaries and letters home
- Paul Dowswell, Laura Wilson, Kate Lord Brown
16.20 – 17.20
THE ART OF SPYING: Espionage through the ages
Robert Wilton, Manda (MC) Scott, Elizabeth Wein, Andrew Swanston

Posted: Tue May 1st, 2012, 3:23 pm
by LoveHistory
That sounds wonderful! Wish I could attend.