lhf2014Join some of Britain’s leading historians at Kensington Central Library and Waterstones High Street Kensington this month for a literary feast during the London History Festival.

With subjects ranging from the Wars of the Roses, to post-war Britain, via Joan of Arc and King Charles I, each talk will offer fresh perspectives and perhaps a few surprises.

For further details on each talk do download the London History Festival Programme [pdf], but for a flavour of the events:

A New Jerusalem: Post-War Britain

Monday, 17th November, 7.00pm, Kensington Central Library

Join David Kynaston as he discusses post-war Britain, its trials and triumphs – both in relation to its government and people.

Joan of Arc: A History

Tuesday, 18th November, 7.00pm, Waterstones High Street Kensington

Helen Castor sets this extraordinary woman within her extraordinary world, where no one knew what would happen next.

Hitler & Stalin – The Devil’s Alliance

Thursday, 20th November, 7pm, Kensington Central Library

Richard Overy and Roger Moorhouse discuss Hitler and Stalin, from their relationship before the wa to the Battle for Berlin

World War I: The Long Shadow

Monday, 24th November, 7pm, Kensington Central Library

David Reynolds discusses how World War I shaped the remainder of the 20th Century.

Killers of the King

Tuesday, 25th November, 7pm, Kensington Central Library

Join Charles Spencer as he presents a look at the figures who dared to prosecute, judge and execute King Charles I

The Wars of the Roses

Thursday, 27th November, 7pm, Kensington Central Library

Discover the real history behind the Shakespeare plays as Dan Jones discusses the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors.

Most events are ticketed at £5 (£3 concessions). For more details, please visit www.londonhistoryfestival.com