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Battle of Britain TourAlthough fought largely in the air, there is so much that can be seen on the ground to bring this seminal British battle to life. From understanding the importance of radar and scrambling fighters at just the right time, to seeing many of the aircraft involved in the fight for our island, helping you imagine the sights and sounds of that summer of 1940.
Norman Conquest TourIt wasn’t – as that fake news channel of the time, the Bayeux Tapestry, had it – one in the eye for Harold what won it. After his victory at Hastings, William had to press on and fight to secure London, as this fascinating tour brings to life. Regarding the Norman Conquest, the next sentence is ‘But it took him another six years – longer than WW II – to finally secure the throne in 1072.
Northwest Frontier of RomeIt was so much more than just a wall; but what was it for ? Keeping out the Picts ? Controlling trade and collecting taxes ? Or showing off the military and cultural might of Rome ? These are some of the questions we explore as we visit one of the most wildly beautiful parts of our nation.
The Wars of the Roses TourThe stakes were high. These wars were not fought for land, wealth or religious ideals but the right to rule the country. As history tells us, when the prize is a kingdom, the fighting gets bloody – and the Wars of Roses were some of the bloodiest in our history, as you’ll feel as you tour the key battlefields.
Expert talk on Arte Militaire via Zoom by Warwick Louth on Friday 16th April at 6.00pmWhat is Arte Militaire? Military manuals allowed the progression of the military revolution from the informed amateur, towards the scientific, mathematical choreography of massed troops at the height of the Military Revolution. Such treatises are used in a range of historical studies, yet only recently has their potential to conflict been corroborated.
Guided walk on the Zeppelin bombing of Great Yarmouth during WW1 on Wednesday 19th May at 10.00.During WW1, Great Yarmouth was the first British town to experience the horror of civilian fatalities during an aerial bombardment.
Our next Expert talk on Arte Militaire via Zoom by Warwick Louth
on Friday 16th April at 6.00pm : cost is £10 per person.
What is Arte Militaire? Military manuals allowed the progression of the military revolution from the informed amateur, towards the scientific, mathematical choreography of massed troops at the height of the Military Revolution. Such treatises are used in a range of historical studies, yet only recently has their potential to conflict been corroborated. By providing a set number of tactical limitations on how battlefield landscapes can be created, military theory is proving essential in designating and identifying battlefield boundaries. However, archaeology also has the potential to verify the inherent strengths and weaknesses such drill has in reality through representation within the archaeological record. Theoretical in its nature and utilising and combining elements of research not previously collaborated, The Arte Militaire is unique in not merely showing how military manuals were used, but rather how they can still be utilised and seen within the historical landscape.
Who is Warwick Louth? Warwick Louth has had an interest in military history and archaeology, particularly the 17th century. Raised on a diet of castles, stately homes and battlefields, he did a degree in Archaeological Practice at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, before undertaking a Masters in Conflict Archaeology at the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, University of Glasgow. The author of The Arte Militaire: The Application of 17th Century Military Manuals to Conflict Archaeology (Helion & Company, 2016), it has been described by Military History Monthly as “well researched and extremely useful-indeed unique…this is a must.” He has also written numerous articles and lectures for The Battlefields Trust, Pike and Shot Society and more besides. He is currently writing a major new history of the later Covenanter Rebellions 1666-85. How do attend this interesting talk?
These talks are open to anyone and please do pass on our details to anybody who you think would be interested. The cost is £10 per person and to book your place do visit the Expert Talk page on this website or do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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‘What a great trip. Jamie thanks for organising such a brilliant itinerary and really good hotels. Can’t wait for next year’.
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‘Fab three days-thanks so much James’.
G.B. Clerk of a Livery Company
Thanks for another great trip. Jamie did us proud once again’.
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