Dan Jones is a bestselling historian, TV presenter and award-winning journalist. His books, which have sold more than a million copies worldwide, include THE PLANTAGENETS, THE TEMPLARS, and CRUSADERS. He has written and presented numerous TV series including 'Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets' and 'London: 2000 Years of History'. He has also appeared in programmes for BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, Channel 4, Sky Atlantic and History as well as dozens of radio stations in the UK and USA. His journalism appears on both sides of the Atlantic.
Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREEThe civil war that ravaged England in the second half of the fifteenth century remains one of the most bloody, violent and tumultuous episodes in the country's history and one of its most compellingly fascinating too. In this discussion, Dan Jones and Rory Cox, leading historians of the subject, will provide a brief potted history and answer all the questions you ever needed to know about this thirty year dynastic clash between the houses of York and Lancaster.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.
We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.
For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.
Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).
Dan Jones will give an epic talk on how the world we know today came to be built. It will be a thousand-year adventure moving from the ruins of the once-mighty city of Rome, sacked by barbarians in AD 410, to the first contacts between the old and new worlds in the sixteenth century. He will show how, from a state of crisis and collapse, the West was rebuilt and came to dominate the entire globe while identifying three key themes that underpinned the success of the West: commerce, conquest and Christianity.