Friday Thirties – all 9

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FRIDAY 28th June 2019

Event 56. 9.30-10 THE TUDOR ARMS RACE
Dave Allan
Between the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, the art of warfare changed from Medieval to modern. Experimental archaeologist Dave Allen will explore the weapons used throughout this period.

Event 57. 10.15-10.45 WATERLOO UNCOVERED
Mark Evans
The Waterloo Uncovered team has had exclusive archaeological access to the battlefield of Waterloo. They will explain their latest discoveries and how this pioneering work is dramatically helping to further our understanding of the battle.

Event 58. 11.00-11.30 WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: FROM THE CRIMEA TO WWII
Alex Burnham
Using practical demonstrations and vivid visuals, Alex Burnham will explain the dramatic development of war photography from the pioneers of the Crimean War all the way through to the vital role it played in World War II.

Event 59. 11.45-12.15 TUDOR DYEING: FROM SHEEP TO CLOTH
LIndsay Ratcliffe, Georgina Ratcliffe
From the process of dyeing to the weave, Lindsey and George Ratcliffe will demonstrate how Tudors would have prepared wool from fleece and turned it into a range of clothing.

Event 60. 12.30-13.00 HERO OF THE RIVER PLATE: HENRY HARWOOD
Peter Hore
Admiral Harwood’s victory at the Battle of the River Plate in 1939 was, said Churchill, ‘a flash of light and colour, a great action which will long be told in song and story’. Peter Hore will reveal more about Henry Harwood’s success.

Event 61. 13.45-14.15 TEDDER: ARCHITECT OF ALLIED AIR POWER
Paul Beaver, Edward Stringer
Paul Beaver and Air Marshal Ed Stringer will discuss the brilliant but sometimes controversial wartime career of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, who rose to become first head of Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean and then Deputy Supreme Allied Commander from before D-Day until the end of the war.

Event 62. 14.30-15.00 ART OF THE MOON
Charlie Barton
Artist Charlie Barton explores the significance of the Moon since the dawn of man, from pagan worship to the first lunar landing and beyond, through the prism of art.

Event 63. 15.15-15.45 THE BYZANTINE WORLD WAR
Nick Holmes
The Crusades shook the world. But why did they happen? Nick Holmes will show their origins in a new light, as part of a world war that stretched from Asia to Normandy with Byzantium at the centre, fighting for survival.

Event 64. 16.00-16.30 WE SHALL GO TO THE MOON: THE ADVENTURE OF APOLLO
Stephen Wisdom
The Moon landings of 50 years ago were man’s greatest exploration. Historian Stephen Wisdom will relate eleven little-known details about the journey of Apollo 11 that took humans to the surface of another world,