Top historian David Starkey to attend Peterborough Heritage Festival

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Tickets are selling out fast for the headline speaker at his year’s Peterborough Heritage Festival.

The UK’s leading constitutional historian, David Starkey will be making a return appearance to Peterborough after his sell out talk back in 2011. Known for his forthright views, Dr Starkey will give a fascinating talk at Peterborough Cathedral as part of the festival on the Saturday.

Dr Starkey will be talking about the ‘Magna Carta’ just a few days after its 800th anniversary, as well as answering questions and signing copies of his latest book.

Stuart Orme, lead officer for the Heritage Festival said: “It’s a really great pleasure to welcome Dr Starkey back to Peterborough, after his sell out talk in 2011. We’re looking forward to his fascinating insights into Magna Carta in this anniversary year, and perhaps hearing more about some of the local connections.”

The Magna Carta has local significance, after a draft copy of the document was recently identified in a collection of documents from Peterborough Abbey, known collectively as ‘The Black Book of Peterborough’. Theorists believe it may have been left in Peterborough by King John, who stayed in the town to use it as a base to attack his enemies in this region.

The ‘Magna Carta and Us - An evening with David Starkey’ will take place on Saturday at 7.30pm at Peterborough Cathedral. Tickets are £13 for adults, £10 for concessions and include a complimentary drink.

Tickets can be purchased from the Key Theatre Box Office in person, over the phone on 01733 207239 or online, where more details on the talk can also be found.