Helion are pleased to announce a re-arranged date and venue for this conference, and tickets are now available for purchase.
The Jacobite Rising of 1745 - 275th Anniversary Conference
Prestonpans Town Hall, 157B High Street, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9AY
Helion and Company are proud to announce a special extra From Reason to Revolution Conference organised in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust and generously sponsored by the British Commission for Military History and The Society for Army Historical Research. This conference will consider a variety of topics related to the Jacobite Rising of 1745, looking at both sides and also seeking to place the Rising within the context of wider European events.
Coverage stretches from the raising of the Jacobite clans through to the aftermath of Culloden, and beyond to the legacy and heritage of the Rising. Topics include Jacobite recruitment, medical aspects, support for the Rising by the Bourbon powers, the invasion of England, and a case-study of Jacobite generalship.
Many of the speakers are published authors of works in the From Reason to Revolution series or are working towards some of our future titles. As well as trying to shed new light on old controversies, our speakers will also seek to cover some of the more unusual and overlooked aspects of the Rising, and it is hoped that the papers will provoke the usual interesting and lively discussions.
Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day, a buffet lunch will be provided, and we will be launching new publications on the day with special introductory offers and other discounts.
List of speakers and their subjects
Jenn Scott – ‘They were mostly Highland Men’? The Aberdeenshire Jacobites
Albert Parker – From Ferrol and Flanders – Bourbon Support by Sea
Iain Macintyre – Some Surgical and Medical Insights
Andrew and Lucy Bamford – ‘Those Vagabond Creatures’: The Highland Army in Derby
Keith McLay – Decision at Derby: A Study in Generalship
Jonathan Oates – Captain Caroline Scott: Hero and Villain
Roger Collins – James Maxwell of Kirkconnell: Soldier, Exile and Chronicler of the ‘45
Arran Johnston – The Prestonpans Battlefield 275 Years On: Memorialisation in Context
This event is being generously sponsored by The British Commission for Military History and The Society for Army Historical Research
For full details please download the event PDF here.
Prestonpans Town Hall, 157B High Street, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9AY1
Tickets cost £30 per person and can be booked by clicking the 1745 Conference 2021 | Helion & Company
A discount is available for BCMH members who quote FRTR1745.