On the back of their hugely popular BBC TV series, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn will talk about Britain’s railways from their birth to their heyday and beyond, showing how steam locomotives shaped the emergence of the country as a world power and how the railways changed and affected the lives of us all.
Festival talks by Peter Ginn
The twelve years of the Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1815, saw Europe thrown into turmoil as Napoleon sought to dominate the Continent. In this special study morning, there will be an opportunity to look at a number of aspects of the wars in detail. Professor Tony Pollard, Mark Evans and Peter Ginn will reveal what has been learned from the recent major archaeological work at Waterloo, while Peter Caddick-Adams will examine the Peninsular War. At the Napoleonic encampment, there will be a chance to look at various aspects of the warfare from cavalry to infantry and artillery. Expert living historians from the Napoleonic Association will give practical demonstrations on horseback and about using black powder. There will also be a study session with a Napoleonic cartographer. A further feature of the morning will be a talk by Jason Salkey, who played Rifleman Harris in the long-running series, Sharpe. The morning will be followed by lunch in the dining tent with all the experts.
Limited places available.
LUNCH (WITH WINE) INCLUDED