Friday thirties

Friday 28th June 2019 – 09:30 – 16:30 | Price £5 or combined ticket for 9 talks £29

30 minute talks on a range of subjects – morning and afternoon entertainment for a one-off price.

Event 56 THE TUDOR ARMS RACE

9.30-10am 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 WATERLOO UNCOVERED

10.15-10.45am Peter Ginn, Mark Evans

Event 58: DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

11am-11.30am Luke Winter

Event 59: DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

11.45am-12.15pm Georgina Radcliffe

Event 60 HERO OF THE RIVER PLATE: HENRY HARWOOD

12.30-1pm 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 TEDDER:  THE ARCHITECT OF ALLIED AIR POWER

1.45-2.15pm Paul Beaver, Ed Stringer

Event 62 – DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

2.30-3pm

Event 63 THE BYZANTINE WORLD WAR

3.15-3.45pm 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 WE SHALL GO TO THE MOON: THE ADVENTURE OF APOLLO

4-4.30pm 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,