Brief interviews of our customers, guest speakers and living historians.

🎙CVHF 2020 speaker interview: Andrew Ziminski

Stonemason, Andrew Ziminski has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country and has worked on some of the greatest and most interesting monuments in Britain. He will be at Chalke Valley History Festival 2020 to speak about ‘The Spire: Islam, Architecture And Salisbury Cathedral.”

His book, The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain’ was published 5 March 2020.

🎬 5 Minutes With… Charles Spencer

🎬 5 Minutes With… Anita Anand

🎬 Five Minutes With… Tim Bouverie

🎬 5 Minutes with… Ali Ansari

Ali Ansari is a Professor in the School of History and the Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews. Here he is talking to CVHF Volunteer and history student, Ellie Watson about our longterm projects, The Thread of History.

🎬 5 Minutes With…Tracy Borman

Tudor historian, Tracy Borman talks to CVHF volunteer and history student, Eleonor Watson about her latest novel,. The Kings Witch, why she decided to start writing historical fiction and what her job entails as chief curator at the Royal Palaces.

5 Minutes with… Tracy Borman from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

🎬 5 Minutes with… Ali Ansari

Ali Ansari is a Professor in the School of History and the Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews. Here he is talking to CVHF Volunteer and history student, Ellie House about politics in Iran, how Iranians view their own history and the importance of nationalism in the preservation of the current government.

5 Minutes with… Ali Ansari from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

VIDEO: 5 Minutes With…Rob Wilkins

Rob Wilkins talks to us about his friend Terry Pratchett, his love of the Chalke Valley and the amazing Shed of Doom!

5 Minutes with… Rob Wilkins from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

VIDEO: 5 minutes with Colin Bell & Bernard Gardner

Veteran pilots Colin Bell & Bernard Gardner take 5 minutes with James Holland to discuss some of their war action.

5 Minutes with… Colin Bell & Bernard Gardner from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

VIDEO: 5 Minutes with..Kate Mosse

No. 1 international bestselling novelist and non-fiction writer, Kate Mosse talks to us about her new series of novels just launched that span 300 years of one of the darkest periods in French history set in Carcassonne, Paris, London and Amsterdam.

5 Minutes with… Kate Mosse from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.