Festival lines up leading TV historian
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.