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Thames Valley History Festival to launch this week

Thames Valley History Festival to launch this week

Francis Batt

Thames Valley History Festival to launch this week

The historic towns of Windsor and Eton will host the second Thames Valley History Festival in November - welcoming 35 guest authors and experts over a three week series of events.

Those taking part will range from presenter Peter Snow and author of best selling Emperor and Conqueror novels Conn Iggulden, to etiquette expert Liz Brewer and John Rendell who famously brought a lion from Harrods and organised its rehabilitation in the wild.

The festival will extend from medieval medicine, to the Tudors, the Civil War and both world wars. There will be an opportunity to hear talks from local history societies, tour celebrated sites with the Blue Badge tour guides, attend lectures, question and answer sessions, historical tours and much more.

The event is being launched at the Baldwin Hall, Eton on Friday at 7pm. It is being run jointly by the Royal Borough's libraries, the Historical Writers Association and Waterstones in Windsor.

Sponsors are being sought from companies and organisations.            

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