Leading historian and Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley gives a fascinating talk at the opening of the Chiswick Book Festival 2013. Titled The Building of England; How the History of England has Shaped our Buildings, Simon takes us on an illuminating and entertaining journey through the social, economic and architectural history of England.




This is an abridged version of Simon’s talk. Look out for the full version soon.

The Building of England by Simon Thurley is published by William Collins

The opening Chiswick Book Festival Event at Chiswick House was sponsored by Hubbard Pegman Whitney and supported by Waterstones