Simon Schama added to History Weekend line-up

One of Britain’s best-known historians Simon Schama is to deliver a lecture on the history of British portraiture at BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend in Malmesbury

Copyright Gavin Roberts

An award-winning television writer and presenter, and the author of 17 books, Schama will explore the stories behind some of the most compelling images in British art. His talk will reveal the truth behind the nation’s most famous portrayals of power, love, fame, the self, and the people.

Schama's latest series, Face of Britain, is currently running on BBC Two.

Schama replaces Dan Snow on the History Weekend line-up – due to unforeseen circumstances, Snow is no longer able to attend the festival.

Schama is professor of art history and history at Columbia University, and is the presenter of the new BBC Two series Face of Britain. His BBC career stretches over two decades and includes the 15-part A History of Britain and the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art.

Schama’s talk, ‘The Face of Britain’, will take place in Malmesbury on Sunday 18 October from 12.15pm until 1.15pm. Tickets cost £14 each. Tickets cost £12 for BBC History Magazine subscribers.

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