Vikings Expected at Harrogate’s History Festival

Viking invasion heralds the beginning of the Harrogate History Festival:

Vikings image Photo Credit MorgueFile.comWhile they may not be the actors from History Channel’s Vikings, there will be a small army of Viking impersonators who will help open the Harrogate History Festival on Thursday 23rd of October 2014.

You can check out all the details below:

WHEN
Thursday 23rd October – Sunday 26th October 2014. The opening parade begins at 7PM

WHERE
The Old Swan Hotel
Swan Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SR, United Kingdom

ABOUT
Special guests include Peter Snow, Sandi Toksvig, Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, James Naughtie, Elizabeth Chadwick, Elizabeth Fremantle, Sarah Dunant, Charlotte Higgins, Stephanie Merritt (writing as S.J. Parris), Simon Scarrow and Harry Sidebottom.

Dr Irving Finkel, the Assistant Keeper of the Ancient Mesopotamian script at the British Museum, will discuss his radical interpretation of the Noah’s Ark myth

The ‘New Blood’ panel will explore the Vikings through the ages.

50 Shades of Grail – this event will help to debunk the myths and legends that dominate history.

You can find out the full details on this event by visiting the Harrogate History Festival website here.

Source: Harrogate International Festivals – Website

(Photo Credit: MorgueFile.com)

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