Dr Levi Roach is a lecturer at the University of Exeter. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, before completing his PhD at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He is the author of Æthelred the Unready, winner of the Longman-History Today Prize and the Labarge Prize.
How did descendants of Viking marauders come to dominate all of Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa, and Lisbon to the Holy Land and the Middle East? Levi Roach, author of the first global history of the Normans, will tell a tale of ambitious adventures and fierce freebooters, of fortunes made and fortunes lost and will reveal how the Normans combined military might and political savvy with deeply held religious beliefs and a profound sense of their own destiny. For a century and a half, they remade Europe in their own image, and yet their heritage was quickly forgotten - until now.
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).