Histrionics 2016

The hilarious historical quiz show was back in 2016 at the Chalke Valley History Festival! Tom Holland was in the chair with Ian Hislop and Dr Alice Roberts pitting their wits in a series of all-new rounds and challenges against Charlie Higson and Andrew Roberts.

VIDEO: KISSINGER 1923-1966: THE IDEALIST by Niall Ferguson

No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed as the ‘indispensable man,’ he also attracted immense hostility. In his talk at our festival on 30 June 2016, renowned historian, Professor Niall Ferguson revealed an extraordinary panorama of Kissinger the man: from his Jewish upbringing in Germany to his rise as one of America’s most influential politicians and grand strategists.

CVHF 2016: Niall Ferguson (Part 1) from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

New site for 2017

History Hub: James Holland Talks To Dan Snow

Dan talks to James about his current work, his love of sharing history knowledge via the internet and his career highlights.

History Hub: James Holland talks to Dan Snow from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Highlights of Knight’s Cross Winner, Günter Halm’s talk at CVHF

Günter Halm, a veteran of the Second World War, fought under Rommel in the Deutsches Afrikakorps, won the Knight’s Cross for his part in the First Battle of Alamein in July 1942 and later served in Normandy. In his talk at Chalke Valley History Festival on Saturday, 2nd July, he discussed his wartime memories in what was a truly fascinating morning.

CVHF 2016: Günter Halm Highlights from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

The Eyes of History

A beautifully shot video of Living History at Chalke Valley History Festival..by Henry Lynch, Bournemouth University

CVHF: Little Things Part 2 from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Parking and site accessibility update

We apologise for the delay in getting to our Festival carpark today. This is due to the mud created by recent bad weather. We are working as quickly as we can to get you all in safely.

All talks are being delayed by 15 minutes and anyone missing a talk will be offered tickets to alternative talks.

Please remember to wear appropriate footwear (wellies or sturdy walking boots!)


History Hub: James Holland talks to Tom Holland

James Holland talks to his brother Tom Holland about Athelstan, the grandson of Alfred the Great, the importance of the year 927 and why the whole destiny of Great Britain is fixed by what happened in 927.

TASCAM_0033 from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.