Fes­ti­val lines up lead­ing TV his­to­rian

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

A WELL known his­to­rian has been cho­sen to be the guest speaker at Peter­bor­ough’s Her­itage Fes­ti­val.

His­to­rian and broad­caster Dr Jan­ina Ramirez will give an il­lus­trated talk about how me­dieval art and manuscripts re­veal the sto­ries be­hind English royalty from the An­glo Sax­ons to Henry VIII.

The talks will be based on Dr Ramirez’s highly ac­claimed BBC4 se­ries, The Pri­vate Lives of Me­dieval Kings, and will take place on June 23 in Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral start­ing at 7.30pm.

The talk will also con­sider how Peter­bor­ough was im­por­tant for the pro­duc­tion of me­dieval manuscripts with many sur­viv­ing ex­am­ples made at the abbey, which is known to­day as Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral, and which are amongst the finest of their kind.

The Very Rev­erend Charles Tay­lor, Dean of Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral said: “Once again we look for­ward to host­ing the Peter­bor­ough Her­itage Fes­ti­val.”

Tick­ets are priced at £10 adults, £8 con­ces­sions (chil­dren, stu­dents, se­niors) or £7 to Vi­vac­ity Her­itage Pass Hold­ers.

Tick­ets are avail­able from the Key Theatre Box Of­fice 01733 207239 and go on sale 11am on Fri­day.

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