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19-29 March 2015

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Dr David Starkey: York's Place in History

Sunday March 22 at 7.30p.m, Grand Opera House York

Dr David Starkey

Dr David Starkey, the UK’s leading constitutional historian known for his forthright views, will talk about York and its unique place in English history at the Grand Opera House on Sunday 22 March at 7.30 pm. His riveting insight into how York came to be one of the most important cities in England is part of the York Literature Festival (19 - 29 March).

Dr David Starkey is a Cambridge-educated grammar school boy who became a respected LSE lecturer, a uniquely abrasive debater on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time, and the creator and presenter of many very popular historical TV series on subjects including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, The Monarchy, The Churchills, and, more recently, Music and Monarchy. There are few more stimulating thinkers at work in the UK today, and few who understand better the way the most powerful have thought and behaved throughout our history.

Miles Salter, York Literature Festival Director, said 'We are delighted to welcome Dr David Starkey, one of England's most respected historians, to York to talk about the important role that the city has played in shaping our nation.’

For further information:
Cameron Duncan
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07971 572 550

strong>Dr David Starkey: York’s Place in History
Sunday 22 March at 7.30 pm at Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
Tickets: £15.90
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