Royal Armouries, England’s National Museum of Arms and Armour, is holding a one-day conference on the English Civil Wars on the 15th of September, 2012. The English Civil Wars: the politics, battles, equipment and archaeology, will take place from 10:00-6:00PM, in association with The Battlefields Trust, in Leeds.
The conference will examine the causes of the English Civil War and discuss in detail some of the most significant battles plus the social, political and historical impact on the British Isles caused by this tumultuous period of conflict. The conference also seeks to educate people about the arms and equipment of the English Civil Wars and the battles made possible by recent advances in battlefield archaeology.
Speakers from the Royal Armouries include:
---Jonathon Riley (Master of the Armouries),
---Thom Richardson (Keeper of Armour)
---Graeme Rimer (former Academic Director).
Visiting speakers include:
---Chris Scott (English Civil Wars author & histrorian),
---Martin Marix Evans (The Naseby Battlefield Project)
---Natasha Ferguson (National Museums Scotland)
---Brian Godwin (Independent Scholar)
---Micheál Ó Siochrú (Trinity College Dublin)
---Katherine Elliott (Independent Scholar)
---£45 including lunch
---£35 including lunch (60+, students & registered unemployed)
A unique handling session, led by specialist curators, will be held on Friday 14 September, 5-6.30pm. A selection of English Civil War objects will be available for close examination. Numbers are limited please book early.---Tickets £10
To book your spot for the The English Civil Wars: the politics, battles, equipment and archaeology conference, please printout the booking form and send it back to the appropriate contact.