Wimpole History Festival includes re-enactors and a children’s sword school

PUBLISHED: 13:59 13 June 2018

There will be a children's sword school at Wimpole History Festival

There will be a children's sword school at Wimpole History Festival

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Living history re-enactments, a children’s sword school, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historians David Olusoga, Helen Castor and Alice Roberts, classicist Dame Mary Beard, and Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer and writer Kate Mosse are all taking part in Wimpole History Festival of talks, debates and performances from June 22-24.

Charles Spencer will speak about his book To Catch a King about Charles II’s escape after his defeat at the 1651 battle of Worcester. Beard and Olusoga will speak on Civilisations, Jenni Murray will talk about her book, A History of Britain in 21 women, Kate Mosse will present The Burning Chambers, her work on 300 years of history from 16th century France to 19th century Southern Africa.

There will also be BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera speaking about his book Secret Pigeon Service. Run by MI14, the little known department dropped 16,000 pigeons across Europe to source intelligence from ordinary people living under Nazi occupation, information comic, tragic and sometimes invaluable.

Full programme and booking www.cambridgelivetickets.co.uk or 01223 357851.

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