6 GCA Authors in the line up for the Chelsea History Festival 2023

The Chelsea History Festival 2023 will feature a host of GCA authors this year.

Talks include:

Roger Moorhouse, author of the forthcoming The Forgers: The Forgotten Story of the Holocaust’s Most Audacious Rescue Operation, out on 10 August 2023, in conversation with fellow author Daniel Finkelstein, on the untold story of the Polish diplomats who helped saved thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

James Stourton on his latest book Heritage: A History of How We Conserve Our Past (Head of Zeus, 2022), exploring the threats to preserving heritage, from the countryside to historic buildings, from the 1880s to the present day.

Honor Cargill-Martin on her new book Messalina: A Story of Empire, Slander and Adultery (Head of Zeus, 2023), revisiting the story of Messalina, the third wife of Emperor Claudius and one of the most notorious figures of the Ancient Roman world.

Estelle Paranque on her recent book Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de’ Medici (Ebury, 2022), drawing together the fascinating lives of Elizabeth I and Catherine de’ Medici and revealing their complicated relationship over 30 years.

Katherine Pangonis on her new book Twilight Cities: Lost Capitals of the Mediterranean (W&N, 2023), talking about the lost cities that were once symbols of power and empire which have now fallen into obscurity and myth.

And Jessie Childs, author of The Siege of Loyalty House: A new history of the English Civil War (Vintage, 2022), who will host a talk with Jonathan Healey, on his new book The Blazing World: A New History of Revolutionary England.

See the full schedule for times and dates and get your tickets here.