History Repeats Itself…

If you were there, we hope you’ve had chance to recover from a weekend of being well and truly embedded in the past at the fourth Harrogate History Festival! If you are, like us, suffering from post-festival blues, relive your memories with our image gallery below and if you couldn’t make it, see the action for yourself!

This year the Festival was delighted to present the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction award to Philippa Gregory, following on from a fascinating talk on her latest novel Three Sisters, Three Queens. Attendees also saw Cecilia Ekback win The  HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown for her novel Wolf Winter during the ever popular New Blood panel! Huge congratulations to both!

We would like to thank all who were involved in creating yet another historically fantastic weekend; from our Game of Thrones panel where we uncovered the influences taken from real life history, to Nicholas Crane teaching us all about ‘The Making of The British Landscape’! A particularly large thank you goes to this year’s programming chair, Tom Harper who, along with the team and committee, put together a fascinating weekend delving into subjects from the dynasties of ancient Rome to the tradecraft of the Cold War; from the local delights of Fountains Abbey to the Iron Throne of Westeros and from the best debut novelists to historians at the peak of their profession.

“Thatcher snatches win from Cameron in vote on century’s worst PM”

Guardian Thatcher article

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