Saul David is a historian, broadcaster and the author of several critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. His history books have been shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature and variously named a Waterstones Military History Book of the Year and an Amazon History Book of the Year. He is Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham.
In X Questions with..., your favourite historians and authors will discuss ten questions submitted by the public. We would love you to submit a question in advance for Saul David via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free
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).
Britain’s SBS was the world’s first maritime special operations unit. Founded in the dark days of 1940, it started as a small and inexperienced outfit that leaned heavily on volunteers’ raw courage and boyish enthusiasm. It went on to change the course of the Second World War – and has served as a model for special forces ever since. With the full cooperation of the modern SBS and exclusive access to its archives, Saul David will give a mesmerising account of improbable achievements.
In this Thread of History talk, Professor Saul David will discuss the rise of empire in the second half of the eighteenth century following the Seven Years’ War, with Britain dominant in North America and increasingly in India thanks to the rise of the private East India Company, but also further afield in Australia and the South Pacific.