Chalke Valley History Hit

Chalke Valley History Hit

United Kingdom

We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CVHISTORYFEST & @HistoryHit


Peter Frankopan – The Silk Roads: A New History of the World  

Dr Peter Frankopan @PeterFrankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. The Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph’s History Book of the Year 2015. it has topped the Sunday Times Non-Fiction charts, remaining in the Top 10 for seven months, as well as being #1 in China, India, Ireland and many other countries around the world. Peter has been described in The New Statesman as ‘the history rock star du jour’, we agree.

Series Producer: Dan Morelle

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Welcome to Chalke Valley History Hit.  We plan to raid the archives of the renowned Chalke Valley History Festival to bring you talks and discussions from some of the best historians working in the english language. Featuring talks ranging from pre-history right through to modern culture. Presented by Jame Holland.

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