September 18, 2012 8.15 am This story is over 117 months old

Lincoln Book Festival lineup announced

Historical lineup: A number of great published historians will be holding talks at next month’s book festival.

After being saved by a donation from Lindum Group, the Lincoln Book Festival now has a great lineup of speakers to delight keen bookworms.

The Book Festival will be centred around history, taking place at various locations in Lincoln, including the Wren Library and Lincoln Castle.

The main attraction lineup is:

  • Dan Snow – Bafta-award winning TV presenter and author will talk about his new book Battle Castles – which brings to life the building techniques, weapons used and life within the walls of medieval castles across the world.
  • Robert Hardy — whose TV and film credits include All Creatures Great and Small and Harry Potter, is an acknowledged expert on medieval archery, and has written two seminal books on the subject. He is also charged with the task of preserving longbows discovered on the wreck of the Mary Rose.
  • Alison Weir — the biggest-selling female historian in the UK since records began in 1979. She has sold more than 2.3 million books across the world – more than one million in the UK alone. She is the 5th best-selling history writer in the UK.
  • Conn Iggulden — the author of the best-selling Emperor and Conqueror historical fiction series and also the co-author, with his brother Hal, of 2006’s British Book of The Year, The Dangerous Book for Boys.
  • Adam Hart-Davis — a scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and What the Romans Did for Us, the latter spawning several spin-off series involving the Victorians, the Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Ancients.

Tickets prices vary, with multiple event booking offering discounts. For more information, visit the Lincoln Book Festival website.