A literary festival totally devoted to history that celebrates the fine historians and compelling historical novelists we currently have writing in this country.Festival patrons include Antony Beevor and Max Hastings.
Three major strands cover first Living History where the Festival will become a giant encampment of living history through the ages, from Romans to the Second World War, and displayed by some of the very best re-enactors and historical interpreters in the UK. With an air show featuring Spitfires and other warbirds, with Sword School, Have-a-Go Archery, an interactive First World War trench experience, and a battle re-enactment of the Battle of Vitoria, there will be much to see for all the family.
The second strand is the Literary Festival which plays host to many of our most popular, passionate and leading historians. Covering a wide variety of subjects from Ancient Rome to the Iron Curtain and with debates, discussions, lectures, seminars and events for all the family, this is Britain’s premier History Literary Festival.
The third strand is the Schools Programme which is two days of history featuring a wide range of curriculum-based subjects delivered by leading and best-selling historians. students.
When? 22nd-28th June, 2020
Where? Church Bottom, Bury Lane, Broad Chalke, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5DP
Who? 2020 TBA
Festival Website: www.cvhf.org.uk
Social Media? @CVHISTORYFEST
Past Festivals? Founded 2011