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Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS<br />
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Even the living history actors at the Chalk Valley Festival in Dorset needed to cool down today as the temperatures soared to historical highs across Europe.<br />
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The annual festival now in its 9th year brings experts from all over the UK to this Dorset field for a week of lectures and debate covering 2000 years of British history.