46 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

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”

    Charlie Higson & Ben MacIntyre on How To Be A Spy

    Charlie Higson & Ben MacIntyre on How To Be A Spy

    Charlie Higson and Ben McIntyre talk about getting recruited, not getting recruited, and how to be a spy. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    • 59 min
    History, Politics & Brexit with George Osborne

    History, Politics & Brexit with George Osborne

    Ex-Chancellor George Osborne talks about history, politics & Brexit. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    • 1 hr
    Witches with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

    Witches with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

    Dr Suzannah Lipscomb talks about witch-burning, witch-hanging, and the truth behind the received wisdom about witchcraft. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


    Producer: Natt Tapley
    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    • 46 min
    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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    • 1 hr 1 min
    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.


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    Audio: Pete Dennis
     
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    • 57 min
    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.


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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.

Coadykullen ,

An excellent history

As the second reviewer, I'm also wanting more. I don't think they cancelled the festival. The Dan Snow podcast is comparable and he cross promotes this festival

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