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Susan Greaney, David Olusoga and Matt Thompson talk to Kate Mavor

The English Heritage Panel: The place of Myth and Legend in History

Hay Festival 2019, 

Myth and legend shape our understanding of the past, and many visitors to places like Tintagel Castle and Stonehenge are drawn as much by the romantic tales associated with them as by their verifiable histories. But how does storytelling influence our understanding of history? Join historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, Stonehenge historian Susan Greaney and English Heritage curator Matt Thompson for a conversation on the role myth plays in our shared history, chaired by English Heritage Chief Executive Kate Mavor.