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🎧 Schools Festival Audio: A History Of Britain

Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival 2018 with Christopher Lloyd.
Christopher Lloyd is a world history author, educationalist and lecturer. He specializes in presenting giant sweeping narratives that aim to create a more natural, interconnected perspective on the past.

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.

Michael Morpurgo talks to us about ‘An Eagle In The Snow: The Man Who Could Have Prevented WW1

Michael Morpurgo talks to us about writing historical novels and what inspired him to tell the amazing story of Henry Tandey, the most decorated soldier in World War One.

Michael Morpurgo talks to us about ‘An Eagle In The Snow: The Man Who Could Have Prevented WW1 from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

History In The Making: From Cold War Certainty To The Uncertainties Of Our Present Age

Audio from Jon Snow’s talk at Chalke Valley History Festival on Sunday, 29th June.

Jon Snow is one of the most highly regarded Newsmen of our time. His personal view of global conflicts ranging from Iran and Iraq to the Berlin Wall and Central America vividly chronicle history in the making. Revealing about the great and not-so-good, his passionate take on reporting the events which shaped the modern world was both illuminating and inspiring.


Jon Snow 1Jon Snow will be returning to Chalke Valley History Festival this year for ‘An Extraordinary Life: The Incredible Career of Jeremy Hutchinson QC, Age 100 on Saturday, 27th June 2015.

Send your questions for Historians’ Question Time

Historians' Question Time on Sunday

Historians’ Question Time on Sunday

As the action-packed weekend at this year’s festival begins to come into sight, Helen Castor and BBC Radio 4’s Making History are calling on YOU to join in the debate when Historiansʼ Question Time returns to the Chalke Valley History Festival this Sunday.

What would you like to ask the panel?

Send us your questions for David Reynolds, Jon Snow, Andrea Wulf and Suzannah Lipscomb to making.history@bbc.co.uk

Click here for more information on how to secure tickets for this event.

Antony Beevor wins 2014 Prizker Lifetime Literature Award

Antony BeevorToday it has been announced that British historian and author Antony Beevor is the winner of the prestigious 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

The Pritzker Literature Award, which includes a medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium, recognizes and honours the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history.

“Winning this award is, for me, the greatest honor imaginable—partly because of the reputation of the prize, but also because on the panel of judges are some of the historians that I admire most in the world,”

Beevor – one of the patrons at the Chalke Valley History Festival – said.

“It may be for lifetime achievement, which has a retrospective air in some ways, but I think the wonderful idea is that it is the greatest carrot imaginable to push you forward and keep you writing.”

Beevor is speaking at CVHF on Thursday evening about D-Day.

Click here if you want tickets to this event as they are going fast!

 

Exclusive interview with Dan Snow

Xander Drury interviews leading historian and broadcaster Dan Snow on the opening day of Chalke Valley History Festival 2014, speaking on what makes history such an important and special subject as well as sharing his thoughts on D-Day, the World Cup and Twitter.

Dan Snow at CVHF14

Xander Drury in conversation with Dan Snow

Exclusive interview with Joanna Lumley

The last video exclusive interview with actress Joanna Lumley at CVHF13, talking with Xander Drury about her involvement in this year’s CVHF writing prize whilst also sharing how it was to work alongside Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio in her recent film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

Camera: John E Fry

Joanna Lumley and Ian Hislop basking in the sun at CVHF13

Exclusive interview with Justin Pollard

An exclusive interview with Justin Pollard, historical advisor on everything from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to ‘The Tudors’ as he discusses with John Fry his new history panel show ‘Histrionics’ and shares his delight at being involved in this year’s festival.

Camera: John E Fry

Ian Hislop and Neil Oliver getting their teeth into CVHF’s own panel show, ‘Histrionics’

Exclusive interview with Dave Allan from Pike & Shot

An exclusive interview with Dave Allan, managing director of Pike and Shot events as he discusses with Xander Drury the Living History elements of CVHF13 and shares the secrets behind its incredible popularity and success.

Plus clips from the brilliant CVHF Air Show.

Camera: John E Fry