Talks

Edward I
by Dr Marc Morris

Edward I

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017

An overview of the career of one of the greatest English kings of the Middle Ages, his impact on the British Isles, and a legacy of division which continues to this day

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Edward I

General Sir Richard McCreery: the Last Great Cavalryman
by Richard Mead

General Sir Richard McCreery: the Last Great Cavalryman

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Dick McCreery, who had a close association with Sherborne throughout his life, was one of the great British soldiers of World War II, as a brigade commander in France in 1940, Chief of Staff to Field Marshal Alexander in North Africa and finally as the last Commander of Eighth Army in Italy.

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What are the historical roots of today’s toxic sectarianism in the Middle East?
by John McHugo

What are the historical roots of today’s toxic sectarianism in the Middle East?

Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017

The story of the ancient Sunni-Shi'i divide, and why it became important again after the Iranian revolution and then turbo-charged after the 2003 invasion of Iraq

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What are the historical roots of today’s toxic sectarianism in the Middle East?

Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: ancient tombs and recent discoveries
by Dr Patricia Spencer

Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: ancient tombs and recent discoveries

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017

This talk will look at the development and history of the burial place of some of ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs.

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Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: ancient tombs and recent discoveries

Claret
by David Copp

Claret

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017

The history of the English love affair with Bordeaux wine.

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Claret

King Canute (Cnut)
by Dr Ken Lawson

King Canute (Cnut)

Date: Thursday 11 January 2018

Denmark, England and the Conquest of 1016

 

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The Unification of Italy 1871
by Professor David Laven

The Unification of Italy 1871

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

New look at the Unification of Italy and  its inherent  problems

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The Dorset Regiment
by Christopher Copson

The Dorset Regiment

Date: Thursday 8 February 2018

The history of the Dorset Regiment from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, including the significance of the First World War

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The Plague 2000BC to 2000AD
by Dr. Tim Mason

The Plague 2000BC to 2000AD

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018

Plague: The very word is inclined to strike fear into the heart but what is it, where did it come from and is it still about?

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Royal Saxony
by Frank Pattison

Royal Saxony

Date: Thursday 8 March 2018

Journey through the history of Saxony from the 5th  Century to the present.

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Wilton House - The Russian Connection
by Ros Liddington

Wilton House - The Russian Connection

Date: Thursday 22 March 2018

The Russian Connection: Sometimes a drop of foreign blood has been shown to make a difference!

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