Harrogate International Festivals, in partnership with All About History and History of War, are inviting you to join them for this fantastic opportunity to explore and grapple with leading literary minds on some of the most gripping conflicts, personalities and epic tales of human history. Back for a third year, the 2015 Harrogate History Festival will take place from 22-25 October, returning to the Old Swan Hotel, itself steeped in its own rich history.
The team behind the world-famous Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will once again be celebrating the authors and genre of historical fiction and non-fiction, bringing you a thrilling weekend of events where you can delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books. This year’s History Festival will feature some of the giants of the genre, with Special Guests including Tracy Borman, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Ken Follett, Michael Morpurgo, Kate Mosse, Neil Oliver and HRH Princess Michael of Kent.
The programme also includes a range of panel events, exploring some fascinating themes to really get your teeth stuck into, including ‘600 Years of Beating The French’, an event marking the anniversaries of Agincourt and Waterloo, ‘My Eras Better Than Yours’, where period writers will attempt to convince you that their era would be the best one to return to in a Tardis, ‘Not Just Bullets and Bombs’, a lively panel discussing the legacy of the Second World War, ‘Bad King, Great Charter’, exploring the truth behind the myths surrounding the Magna Carta, and the annual ever popular debut writers panel ‘New Blood’, giving you the chance to discover the next big thing.
With so many great names, why not see them all with a Rover ticket starting from only £56 and Weekend Break Packages (which include all tickets plus accommodation and lunches at The Old Swan Hotel and an exclusive Festival goody bag) start from only £359. Individual event tickets start from just £7.
For the full programme of inspirational writers, and to book online, visit www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/history
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