The 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.
Speakers: Clive Aslet, Tim Bouverie, Jessie Childs, Sir Paul Collier, Saul David, Ophelia Field, Martin Gayford, Simon Heffer, Tom Holland, Martin Kemp, Jeremy Musson, Jane Ridley, Michael Scott, Sir Roger Scruton, Sir Anthony Seldon, Lady Anne Somerset, David Starkey, Miles Taylor, Adrian Tinniswood and Marion Turner.