I have spent a number of years studying and visiting the battlefields of the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War. What fascinates me about this period of history is that many of the participants, both senior officers and the rank and file, left details accounts of what they saw and did. This gives me a wealth of personal stories to tell fully illustrated with vivid pen pictures of some of the great characters such as Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses Grant.
I also have an exciting new talk based on my research and visits to the Alamo in San Antonio that looks at the events there in 1836, we have all heard of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and William Travis – but what did they do that has made the Alamo such an important part of Texas and US history?
I offer a talk on the Wars of the Roses battle that took place at Towton on Palm Sunday 1461. With my experience as a battlefield guide with the Towton Battlefield Society I bring the battle to life and can offer insights into the story of this little heard of battle.
My latest talk covers some new ground, the role of the Royal Observer Corps in the defence of the United Kingdom based on my 10 years’ service with the Corps.
About my talks...
My talks, lasting up to an hour, can be customised to the audience and are fully illustrated with photos and maps using PowerPoint. I have a projector, laptop and screen available. All I require is access to power sockets.
I am expanding my geographical coverage to include both North and South of the UK.
I have expanded my geographical coverage to include both North and South of the UK and I charge £50 for venues within 30 miles of Belper Derbyshire and £60 for venues over that distance, this includes travel costs. I am available on week days and evenings but not weekends, I may also available at short notice – give me a call.
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