Don Chiswell

Details of talks given by Don Chiswell


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Biography:

I have a Humanities degree from Bristol Polytechnic and subsequently qualified as a teacher in Further Education. I have been interested in history for as long as I can remember and enjoy demolishing popular historical myths. I have delivered courses on a wide range of historical subjects (hopefully with enthusiasm and humour) at Peterborough City College, Stamford Arts Centre, the Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham and also to a wide variety of local groups and societies for some twenty years. In answer to the question ‘What is your favourite period of history?’ I would be most likely to say “Just the last 3,250 years”. Since 2006 I have given a series of lectures for Peterborough Museum and participated in historical re-enactments and guided tours. I am currently engaged in research for a book on Bosworth Field and co-writing a history of Peterborough, both of which it is hoped will be published eventually.

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Listed talks

History King Arthur
Don Chiswell Tagged: Dark Ages | Legends | Military History | Saxons
East of England
History King John and Magna Carta
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Middle Ages | Angevins
East of England
History The Knights Templar
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Crusades | Legends
East of England
History The Black Death
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History
East of England
History The Longbow
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Archery | Military History
East of England
History Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth Field
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Military History | Richard Iii | Tudors
East of England
History Inside the Medieval Mind
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History
East of England
History Leonardo Da Vinci
Don Chiswell Tagged: Renaissance
East of England
History Henry VIII and the Reformation
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Reformation | Henry Viii
East of England
History Mary Queen of Scots
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Stuarts | Scotland
East of England
History The Spanish Armadas
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Military History
East of England
History William Shakespeare
Don Chiswell Tagged: Shakespeare | Tudors | Stuarts
East of England
History The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
Don Chiswell Tagged: Stuarts | Gunpowder | Treason | Guy Fawkes
East of England
History The Lunar Men
Don Chiswell Tagged: Georgian | Industry | Science
East of England
History Nelson and the Invasion of Britain
Don Chiswell Tagged: Military History | Napoleonic Wars | Invasion
East of England
History The Transport Revolution Canals, Roads and Railways 1750-1850
Don Chiswell Tagged: Railways | Roads | Transport | Canals
East of England
History Burke and Hare and the Body Snatchers
Don Chiswell Tagged: Crime | Body Snatchers
East of England
History The Railway Manias
Don Chiswell Tagged: Railways | Transport
East of England
History The Great Stink
Don Chiswell Tagged: Victorian | Public Health
East of England
History Charles Dickens
Don Chiswell Tagged: Charles Dickens | Literary | Victorian
East of England
History William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement
Don Chiswell Tagged: William Morris | Arts & Crafts
East of England
History The Suffragettes
Don Chiswell Tagged: Suffragettes
East of England
History The Causes of World War One
Don Chiswell Tagged: Great War | Military History
East of England
History The Old Contemptibles
Don Chiswell Tagged: Great War | Military History
East of England
History Edith Cavell
Don Chiswell Tagged: Great War | Legends
East of England
History Lawrence of Arabia
Don Chiswell Tagged: Great War | Legends | Military History
East of England
History Al Capone and Prohibition
Don Chiswell Tagged: Prohibition
East of England
History The Battle of Britain and Operation Sea-lion.
Don Chiswell Tagged: World War Ii | Invasion
East of England
History Valkyrie - The Plot to Kill Hitler
Don Chiswell Tagged: World War Ii | Military History
East of England
History Tyburn and the Newgate Calendar
Don Chiswell Tagged: Crime | Georgian | Law And Order
East of England
History The Danelaw
Don Chiswell Tagged: Anglo-Saxons | Vikings
East of England
History Brunel and Stephenson the Great Engineers
Don Chiswell Tagged: Railways | Transport | Engineering
East of England
History The Peasants Revolt
Don Chiswell Tagged: Middle Ages | Revolt | Peasants | Feudalism
East of England
History The Industrial Revolution
Don Chiswell Tagged: Industry | Engineering | Transport
East of England
History Hadrian’s Wall
Don Chiswell Tagged: Roman Britain
East of England
History The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Lincolnshire Rising
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Reformation
East of England
History William the Marshal
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Military History
East of England
History William Hogarth
Don Chiswell Tagged: Art | Georgian
East of England
History Boudicca of the Iceni
Don Chiswell Tagged: Roman Britain
East of England
History Longthorpe Tower
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History
East of England
History Alfred the Great
Don Chiswell Tagged: Anglo-Saxons | Vikings
East of England
History Harald Hardrada ‘The Last Viking’
Don Chiswell Tagged: 1066 | Anglo-Saxons | Vikings
East of England
History Eleanor of Aquitaine
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Angevins
East of England
History Hereward the Wake
Don Chiswell Tagged: Anglo-Saxons | Norman Conquest | Military History
East of England
History The real Macbeth
Don Chiswell Tagged: Dark Ages | Scotland | Shakespeare
East of England
History Katherine of Aragon
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Henry Viii
East of England
History Josiah Wedgwood
Don Chiswell Tagged:
East of England
History The story of Peterborough Cathedral
Don Chiswell Tagged:
East of England
History Custer and Crazy Horse
Don Chiswell Tagged: American History | Military History
East of England
History William Cecil, Lord Burghley
Don Chiswell Tagged: Tudors | Elizabeth I
East of England
History Bess of Hardwick
Don Chiswell Tagged: Elizabeth I | Tudors
East of England
History The New World
Don Chiswell Tagged: Colonisation | Tudors | Stuarts | American History
East of England
History Robin Hood Myth and Reality
Don Chiswell Tagged: Medieval History | Robin Hood | Outlaw
East of England
History Civil War and Restoration Peterborough
Don Chiswell Tagged: English Civil War | Cromwell | Perrenials | Military History
East of England