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We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CVHISTORYFEST & @HistoryHit “717090”

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We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CVHISTORYFEST & @HistoryHit “717090”

    The History of Genetics with Adam Rutherford

    The History of Genetics with Adam Rutherford

    Adam Rutherford talks about eugenics, race, and the history of genetics. Recorded LIVE at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. To buy tickets to this year's festival, visit the website.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    MI5's Greatest Spymaster with Henry Hemming

    MI5's Greatest Spymaster with Henry Hemming

    Henry talks about Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy-master. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV


    Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    The Roman Legionary with Ben Kane

    The Roman Legionary with Ben Kane

    Ben Kane, author of historical fiction, speaks at the Chalke Valley History Festival, 2017. For more interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


    Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    The Fifteenth Century with John Julius Norwich

    The Fifteenth Century with John Julius Norwich

    John Julius Norwich talks with wit and deep knowledge about the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


    Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    The Cabinet of World War Two with David Owen

    The Cabinet of World War Two with David Owen

    Join David Owen at the Chalke Valley History Festival. For more exclusive interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


    Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    21 Extraordinary Women with Jenni Murray

    21 Extraordinary Women with Jenni Murray

    Jenni Murray tells the history of Britain through the lives of 21 extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, scientists, activists. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHIt.TV.


    Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Chgo Birder ,

More soon I heard

James Holland continued his pod life w pal Al Murray at We Have Ways to Make You Talk, pod & Patreon site. Recent pod report reveals their hope to re-visit the Chalke Valley Fest this year if not prevented by Plague Lockdown. Their weekly pod sometimes includes authors, experts, & soldiers. Fascinating, informative, tho might expand the book greed issue. Twitter updates too.

gary cort ,

Terrific product

A shame that this series ended (apparently). Varied and entertaining interviews and talks. Leaves a hole in my library.

Caesar'sWife ,

Great show!

A variety of interesting topics, presented well by historians with the skill to communicate historical significance and value. Waiting for this years festival to appear as podcasts. Waiting. Still waiting.

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