The 2014 Programme will be announced on 25th August.

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We’re delighted to announce that the UK’s biggest-selling female historian, Alison Weir will speak at this year’s festival about her new book The Marriage Game; a novel of Elizabeth I. In addition, one of the foremost historians of the First World War, Sir Hew Strachan from All Souls College in Oxford will speak to Prof. John Horne of TCD. This lecture, together with other WWI events at the festival, will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

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