BUCKINGHAM History Festival

Saturday and Sunday 27 & 28 April 2019

About The Buckingham Festival

Buckingham History Festival presents Britain’s leading professional historians – fine communicators who are also great scholars, not simply writers about the past. It is for everyone with an intelligent interest in history, and is staged in the beautiful market-town of Buckingham, with Stowe House, one of England’s greatest historic houses, and its Classically-inspired gardens on its doorstep. It is entirely free of people in period costume, battle re-enactments, and morris dancers. But it does offer great speakers, new historical discoveries, and exciting ideas.

Festival Speakers 2019

Architecture of Imperial Britain
Clive Aslet
Churchill, Chamberlain, and the Road to War
Tim Bouverie
Treason and Faith in Elizabethan England
Jessie Childs
The Future of Capitalism
Sir Paul Collier
First Special Service Force and the Capture of Monte la Difensa
Saul David
Sarah Churchill and the Court of Queen Anne
Ophelia Field
Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, David Hockney and the Art of Post-war Britain
Martin Gayford
The Age of Decadence
Simon Heffer
An Atheist in a Foxhole
Tom Holland
Leonardo da Vinci — artist, scientist and engineer
Martin Kemp
The Rise and Rise of the English Country House
Jeremy Musson
King George V, Queen Mary, and the Creation of the Modern Monarchy
Jane Ridley
Ancient Worlds
Michael Scott
Myth, History, and the Meaning of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung
Sir Roger Scruton
The Prime Ministers
Sir Anthony Seldon
The Real Queen Anne: History, Hollywood, and Fact
Lady Anne Somerset
Henry VIII and the First Brexit
David Starkey
The Empress and the Raj
Miles Taylor
Behind the Throne: the Domestic History of the Royal Household
Adrian Tinniswood
Chaucer: a European Life
Marion Turner