Battle and District
                 Historical Society


Please note that meetings will normally be in the Wynne Room at the Battle Memorial Hall,
generally on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm, but please check the programme below as occasionally the venue and day may change.

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Painting of a BDHS lecture in progress in the Wynne Room by Chris O'Brian

‘Dung heap to the stars: a history of early gunpowder’ by Kay Douglas Smith
Date: 17 May 2018
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
Kay Douglas Smith worked for many years for the Royal Armouries and is an expert on medieval artillery. She is co-editor of the ICOMAM Magazine (International Committee of Museums of Arms and Military History) and a consultant with Basiliscoe, a consultancy for museums and heritage organisations. This is the Springford Memorial Lecture.
‘Henry the Navigator’ by Imogen Corrigan
Date: 21 Jun 2018
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
Imogen Corrigan is an expert in medieval history. Following an army career of nearly twenty years, she graduated from Kent University in 2004 and since then has run a number of lecture/study tours in the UK and Europe, covering 1000 years of history and a geographical area from North Cape to Marrakesh and from Ireland across to Constantinople.
‘Benjamin Franklin: British life of American’s Founding Father’ by G Goodwin
Date: 19 Jul 2018
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
George Goodwin is author of three highly acclaimed books, the latest being on Benjamin Franklin. He is Honorary Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He is a history graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge. This is the Robertson Memorial Lecture

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