Awarded annually for over forty years by a panel of distinguished historians, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with celebrating outstanding history. At this special event, authors shortlisted for Britain’s foremost history prize will be discussing their books – and the importance of history – with Rana Mitter FBA, presenter of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3.
The event is being recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme. It will be aired on Radio 3 at 10pm on Tuesday 9 May and available as an Arts and Ideas podcast from the Radio 3 website.
Speakers and their shortlisted work:
Dr Daniel Beer, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
Professor Chris Given-Wilson, Henry IV
Dr Christopher de Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Dr Sasha Handley, Sleep in Early Modern England
Professor Lyndal Roper FBA, Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
Professor Matthew Strickland, Henry the Young King, 1155-1183
Professor Rana Mitter FBA, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford and presenter of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3
In partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and BBC Radio 3
Free, booking required
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