Speakers announced for Cliveden Literary Festival in September.

Returning for it’s third year the festival will take place on September 28 and 29.

Cliveden has frequently been a setting for political figures and intellectual debates.

Cliveden has hosted every monarch since Charles II, and recently the house’s longstanding connection with the royal family was the subject of international interest when the Duchess of Sussex chose to stay there on the eve of her wedding.

The festival is in partnership with The National Trust and Iconic Luxury Hotels and is sponsored by Citi Private Bank and Blain Southern.

President of Cliveden Literary Festival and author, Professor Andrew Roberts, said: “As last year’s Walpole Cultural Contribution award shows, Cliveden Literary Festival is now firmly on the national cultural scene, and this year we will be building on that with an even more impressive line-up of speakers and panellists.”

There’s a huge range of speakers appearing at the event from BBC Newsnight presenter and author Emily Maitlis, author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis to politician Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Topics being covered this year include global power, conflict and conspiracy, and the art of the novel.

Katie Law from the evening standard who previously attended the event said: “A wonderful weekend of intelligent, insightful talks, with really interesting writers, in surroundings that are beautiful and grand, yet manage to feel intimate.

“And under an hour’s drive from London. Who could ask for more?”

To find out more about the festival and to purchase tickets visit www.clivedenliteraryfestival.org, ticket prices starting from £45 for a student and £90 for a standard ticket.