Save the Date: David Starkey – Thursday 14 May

starkeyandbookThursday 14 May sees historian David Starkey make a welcome return to the Kings Hall following his sell out appearance at the 2014 Festival.

Starkey will be discussing his latest book, Magna Carta, the Charter that Changed the World which explores the history, impact and global influence of the Magna Carta, 800 years on.

Festival Director, Rachel Feldberg said, ‘To mark 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta, we are welcoming David Starkey, one of the most popular speakers at the 2014 Festival, back to Ilkley to talk about the impact of this centuries old ‘charter of liberty’ and why it is still so relevant today.’

Tickets for David Starkey and the Words in the City Festival, featuring Tony Harrison and John Hegley will be on sale from 20 April at



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