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Talk, Fri 4 Nov 2016, £9

David Starkey

David Starkey


Canterbury Festival Box Office

01227 787787


The Precincts,


Historian David Starkey postulates that the national celebrations of last year may have been premature. The Magna Carta of 1215 was a radical failure that led directly to civil war and a French invasion that nearly finished off the English monarchy. The real Magna Carta was the version published in 1216. For the inside story, engagingly told, book early for this final Talk in the Festival. Rounding off in Starkey style: controversial – sometimes, compelling and entertaining – always!

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Nov 2016 17:30


Tickets £9.00 (bkg fees apply*)

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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27900 Long: 1.08265

By Train:
Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations are both 0.5 miles away (10 min walk). Journey time from London by train is approximately just under one hour.

By Road:
If you are using Satellite Navigation, you should enter the address ‘Burgate, Canterbury’ rather than using our postcode.
- From London: From M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to A2 or Canterbury. Arriving in Canterbury, turn right onto the ring road at Rheims Way roundabout. Keep the city walls on
your left. After the 3rd (St George’s) roundabout, turn left into Burgate
- From Dover/Folkestone: Follow signs to Canterbury. You will arrive at the St George’s roundabout. Turn right onto the ring road and then left into Burgate.
- From Ashford: Follow signs to Canterbury (A28). At Wincheap roundabout, turn right. Follow ring road. Turn left into Burgate. There is a Park and Ride site as you enter the city from this direction.

Cathedral entrance gates:
• 7am – 6pm turn RIGHT into Postern Gate, just after Pub.
• 6pm – 7am continue straight down Burgate, turning right into Christ Church Gate just after
Cathedral Café.
• After 9pm – ring bell on left hand side of Christ Church Gate to gain entrance.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

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