Quench your curiosity and join over one hundred of Britain's top historians, broadcasters and thinkers at the Gloucester Festival this September exploring the theme of Quests and Curiosity.
The programme for the festival includes:
Quests into Past Worlds
Natalie Haynes takes us into the world of Medusa and the Greek Myths, lexicographer and Countdown star Susie Dent unlocks the hidden history of words, Michael Wood reveals why the Anglo Saxons Matter and Michael Scott tours the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. Tom Holland transports us to Ancient Rome, Clare Jackson, winner of The Wolfson History Prize, takes us to Stuart England whilst Tracy Borman explores mother and daughter Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I.
Revealing Hidden Histories
Leading actor Paterson Joseph introduces Charles Ignatius Sancho, Janina Ramirez uncovers magnificent medieval women, Peter Brathwaite explores Black Portraits across the centuries, Helen Rappaport goes in search of Mary Seacole, Cat Jarman unlocks the Bone Chests of Anglo-Saxon England and Adam Rutherford asks: Where Are You Really From?