Star of BBC Radio 4, Natalie Haynes will bring her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to the story of the Trojan War. The women whose lives the war affected largely remained in the shadows, from the Amazon warrior, Penthesilea, to the priestess who foresaw the war, Cassandra. These women will be returned to their rightful place: the middle of the story.
Festival talks by Natalie Haynes
Our annual comedy history panel show returns this year with our host, Charlie Higson, back in the chair and stellar teams of historians and comedians. Irreverent and outrageous, it is the history show that delves deep into the past and winkles out the famous, the infamous, the forgotten and the, frankly, fatuous moments from history.