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Sun 13th Sep 2015
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Venue: Chiswick Festival

Lesley Thomson (The Detective’s Secret) with Stephen Cassidy (retired Chief Superintendent of the London Met), Detective Constable Lisa Cutts (Remember, Remember) and ex-criminal barrister, now lecturer in criminology and criminal law, Diana Bretherick (The Devil’s Daughters) talk about how their research and the inside knowledge gained in their careers  informs their work as crime writers. 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm.

Sun 20th Sep 2015
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Venue: St Peter’s Church

Ben will be in conversation with author and literary critic Erica Wagner at 2.45pm about his new novel latest novel, The Age of Magic, which features eight weary film-makers on a journey from Paris to Basel. Beautifully written, The Age of Magic is both a novel about creativity, consciousness, travel and nature and a quietly powerful meditation on enlightenment and transformation. It’s also a timely reminder why The Independent called Ben ‘the shaman of modern British fiction.’

Thu 24th Sep 2015
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Venue: Blenheim Palace, The Orangery

Bestselling historian journalist and broadcaster Dan Jones brings to life the Magna Carta on the 800th anniversary of its signing in 1215.The Magna Carta was the first time the subjects of a king had forced their ruler to agree to a limit on his powers. Jones explains how the Magna Carta came to be granted what it meant in its day and what it should mean for us today. Here he talks to journalist and author Paul Blezard.Sponsored by English Heritage.

Sat 26th Sep 2015
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Venue: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

In his talk, Dan will be reflecting on the stories and the significance of our greatest medieval dynasty: the Plantagenets. As Dan will explain, for 300 years this family shaped our nation's laws, language, borders, myths, literature and architecture – in fact, they laid the foundations for Britain as it remains today from 10-11am.

Sun 11th Oct 2015
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Venue: Rochester

Jane Lythell will be appearing at Rochester Lit Fest. 

Sat 17th Oct 2015
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Venue: Manor House Museum

Join Bronwen Riley, managing editor of guidebooks at English Heritage and author of A Journey to Britannia which traces a trip from Rome to Hadrian’s Wall in AD 130, and local historian Alex Cockshott at 2pm outside the Manor House Museum. They’ll be taking you on a guided walk round the site of Ilkley’s Roman Fort (first established around AD 80) and the nearby Romano-British settlement.

Sat 17th Oct 2015
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Venue: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Dan Jones will be appearing at the BBC History magazines Malmesbury History Weekend on Saturday 17th October between 1.45-2.45 to give a talk. 

Sat 17th Oct 2015
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Venue: lkley Playhouse, Wildman

Stephen will be at the Ilkley Literary Festival from 1.30pm to talk about After Waterloo: the Brontës and their World.

Sat 17th Oct 2015
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Venue: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Suzannah will be appearing at the Malmesbury History Weekend on Saturday 17th October from 3.30-4.30pm giving a talk to argue that, contrary to received opinion, Henry VIII’s last will and testament was NOT tampered with by a reforming religious faction at court - led by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford and Sir William Paget - which sought to take power after his death. Instead, she will contend, Henry VIII's will was quite literally that: the product of his volition alone.

Sun 25th Oct 2015
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Venue: Harrogate History Festival

Dan Jones will be appearing at the Harrogate History Festival on the panel 'Bad King, Great Charter'.

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