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01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Ottakar's founder James Heneage has launched the inaugural Chalke Valley History Festival, with the likes of Michelle Paver, Patrick Bishop and Peter Snow due to make appearances.
The festival takes place in south-west Wiltshire from 7-9th July and is co-founded by historian James Holland with Antony Beevor one of its patrons.
Heneage said: "In Britain we are blessed with a tradition of brilliant historians and compelling historical novelists yet there are very few festivals to celebrate such excellence. We’re aiming to change that. This July, we have some of the most eminent historians and spellbinding novelists coming to light the beacon for a new kind of festival – a festival dedicated to history."
Discussions will span the Ancient World to some of the conflicts of the past 30 years. Among the debates, Peter Snow and Andrew Lambert will discuss Nelson and Wellington; Michelle Paver will discuss her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series; and Patrick Bishop will chair a talk on the British experience of war from the Falklands to the present day.
A full line-up can be found here: http://www.cvhf.org.uk.