The British Academy event at Edinburgh International Book Festival:
‘Sparklingly intelligent’ is how one critic describes Victorious Century, Sir David Cannadine’s magisterial history of Britain under Queen Victoria. One of this country’s greatest living historians, Cannadine has produced surely his most significant and satisfying work to date. He paints a vivid portrait of a country self-importantly swaggering at the summit of the world, but also dogged by self-doubt.
Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University; Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Visiting Professor, University of Oxford
Ticket price: £12 / £10
Tickets go on sale at 8.30am on Tuesday 26 June
Image: David Cannadine © Benedict Johnson