The Battlefields Trust is pleased to announce that the 2018 Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Peter Gaunt, well known specialist in the mid –17th century, and author or editor of 15 books concerned with aspects of the civil war in Wales, England, and Britain as a whole.
The lecture will be hosted by the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London on Saturday 13th October at 2.30pm and will last for one hour with half an hour for questions and discussion.
The title of the Lecture is:
Regional Capital or Red Herring? Chester’s role in the English Civil War 1642 – 46
It will focus on the role of Chester during the main Civil War. After an initial period of uncertainty and disengagement, the county town became a major Royalist stronghold and garrison and it remained so, despite repeated parliamentarian attempts and lengthy siege operations to capture the city.
Tickets for the lecture are free but must be booked through the National Army Museum Website https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on or by telephone in advance. As I write, however, the Lecture is not yet posted. Refreshments are available in the NAM café and the Museum shop will be open on the day.