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1745 Conference 2021

Saturday 23rd October 2021

1745 Conference 2021

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We are pleased to announce a re-arranged date for this conference. Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding in-person events we are asking people to register interest for this conference. As we approach closer to the event date we will then confirm arrangements and release tickets for sale. .

The Jacobite Rising of 1745 - 275th Anniversary Conference
The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, 227-229 High Street, Prestonpans, EH32 9BE
Helion and Company are proud to announce a special extra From Reason to Revolution Conference organised in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust and generously sponsored by the British Commission for Military History and The Society for Army Historical Research. This conference will consider a variety of topics related to the Jacobite Rising of 1745, looking at both sides and also seeking to place the Rising within the context of wider European events.

Coverage stretches from the raising of the Jacobite clans through to the aftermath of Culloden, and beyond to the legacy and heritage of the Rising. Topics include the military road network, medical aspects, support for the Rising by the Bourbon powers, the invasion of England, and a case-study of Jacobite generalship.

Many of the speakers are published authors of works in the From Reason to Revolution series or are working towards some of our future titles. As well as trying to shed new light on old controversies, our speakers will also seek to cover some of the more unusual and overlooked aspects of the Rising, and it is hoped that the papers will provoke the usual interesting and lively discussions.

Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day, a buffet lunch will be provided, and we will be launching new publications on the day with special introductory offers and other discounts.

Please register interest if you wish to attend. No money will be taken, we will contact you nearer the time of the event to confirm arrangements.

List of speakers and their subjects

Jenn Scott – ‘They were mostly Highland Men’? The Aberdeenshire Jacobites
Albert Parker – From Ferrol and Flanders: Bourbon Support by Sea
Iain Macintyre – Some Surgical and Medical Insights
Andrew and Lucy Bamford – ‘Those Vagabond Creatures’: The Highland Army in Derbyshire
Yolande Hodson – The Duke of Cumberland’s Military Maps
Keith McLay – Decision at Derby: A Study in Generalship
Jonathan Oates – Stamping out the Embers: The Aftermath of Culloden
Arran Johnston – The Prestonpans Battlefield 275 Years On: Memorialisation in Context

This event is being generously sponsored by The British Commission for Military History and The Society for Army Historical Research


The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, 227-229 High Street, Prestonpans, EH32 9BE

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