Iain Dale - On This Day in Politics Broadcaster Iain Dale takes us on a whirlwind tour through the history of British politics from the first meeting of an elected English parliament on 20 January 1265 to the tabling of the Bill of Rights on 13 February 1689 to Britain voting to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. Along the way he’ll dig into the Peterloo Massacre, explain how our constitutional settlement, our party system and our parliamentary democracy has developed, while also answering such important questions as when did Big Ben first bong? Writing as an observer of political history, but also as someone with an opinion, acclaimed political broadcaster Iain Dale charts the main events of the last few hundred years, with one event per page, per day. Chaired by Harry Pearson Booking Information Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March. Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings. Hearing loops are available. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply). Booking for this event has now closed.