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Century of the Soldier Conference 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Helion and Company are proud to announce the third Century of the Soldier conference. This year’s conference is being supported by the Pike and Shot Society and once again it will be held at Rowley’s House, Chester University’s education hub at the heart of historic Shrewsbury. This year will see The Cromwell Association, The Battlefields Trust and the British Civil Wars Regimental wiki research team come and join the conference.  


Members of Col. Nicholas Devereux’s regiment will be giving a brief demonstration of the exercise of arms at lunchtime and Professor Peter Gaunt of Chester University will be the keynote speaker and open the conference.


The end of session plenary will be hosted by Professor Malcolm Wanklyn. Once again, there is a wide range of papers covering a variety of topics, and many of the delegates will be publishing with Helion. It is intended that the day will offer a stimulating and informative environment, facilitating research and promoting interest in this most important and fascinating of wars in Britain’s past.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Home and Away. The British Experience of War 1618-1721’, and Helion will be launching new publications on the day with special introductory offers. Drinks will be available through the day and a buffet lunch will be provided.

 

Speakers and Topics include

 

PETER GAUNT (keynote speaker) - Far and Away: fighting, campaigning and travelling during the English civil war

 

SIMON MARSH ‘This Disarmed Multitude’ - The Impact of the Lostwithiel Campaign on the Earl of Essex’s Army and its Reconstitution for Second Newbury

 

RACHAEL ABBISS ‘Warfare in the Wilderness: Indian War of 1688’

 

LAURENCE SPRING ‘For God’s sake come home’ - civilians following the army

 

KEITH DOWEN ‘Britain and the Palatinate 1620 - 1623’


ALAN TURTON - Basing House, the Archaeology of the Siege

 

DAVID FLINTHAM - Wenceslaus Hollar & 17th century warfare (useful for all Commanders)

 

JON DAY - ‘Bloodier than Cromwell? Michael Jones and the defeat of Royalist Ireland 1647-9’

 

 

Tickets £30 from Helion & Company via  the contact details below.   There is a special discount for Battlefields Trust members which is explained in the members section of the website at the following link http://battlefieldstrust.com/page77.asp

 

For more information see: http://www.helion.co.uk/CoS-CONFERENCE-2017.pdf

 

 

 
 

For further information.

 

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