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June 2017

How to be a Historian – History Masterclass at Chalke Valley History Festival

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Suzannah Lipscomb and Sam Willis are offering a very special masterclass: a morning spent debating, discussing, and learning  how to go about being an historian. Also joined by historians Jessie Childs and James Daybell, they’ll range widely – from the general to the specific, thinking about what it means to be different types of historian – of naval history, of social history, of different centuries – and what the challenges and joys are of each. With tips…

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July 2017

History Masterclass with James Holland: Unleashing Hell, The Second World War in the West

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square
London,WC1B 3HHUnited Kingdom
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The Second World War remains one of the most enduringly fascinating periods in history. Still within living memory, in the West it saw Europe ripped apart in what was the most catastrophically destructive conflict the continent has ever seen. Even in these current times, with the ripples of unrest starting to swell, it still seems impossible to think that just a little over seventy years ago many millions faced complete annihilation and hundreds of millions more were living in fear…

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August 2017

History Masterclass with Suzannah Lipscomb and Sam Willis: Henry VIII in Love and War (York)

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
York Minster Old Palace, York Minster, Deangate,
York,YO1 7HH
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We remember Henry VIII as a man of great appetites - throwing chicken legs over his shoulder (thanks, Charles Laughton), six wives, many mistresses - a man who changed the religion of the country because of love. We remember him in that famous portrait by Holbein as a martial king - not pictured in regal paraphernalia, but a powerful, broad-shouldered warrior-king, looking for the world like he’s just dismounted from his horse. Henry's famous for his love-making and his war-mongering,…

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September 2017

History Masterclass with Jessie Childs: The Gunpowder Plot (Stowe)

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stowe School, Stowe School
Stowe,BuckinghamMK18 5EHUnited Kingdom
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THE GUNPOWDER PLOT: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan and Jacobean England The Gunpowder Plot is one of the hinge events of British history - an act of terror that stretches back into the Tudor period and beyond to the Civil War, the Glorious Revolution and Bonfire Night. Its enduring appeal is attested by BBC 1’s upcoming drama starring Kit Harington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss. This History Masterclass will ask What, How, Why and Who the Gunpowder Plot was. We look…

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