A talk which investigates Napoleon's plans to invade Britain, exploring the events and factors that weighed into his ultimate failure to do so successfully. In this presentation we will also look at the British responses to the invasion scare in the form of fortifications and a new wave of patriotism.
You will also get a chance to view and handle parts of a Napoleonic French infantryman's uniform!
I am the son of the local historian and archaeologist Peter Hammond and, through my inherent love of history, I have my own series of talks that I have designed which cover a wide range of topics (with more coming in the future!). I have a particular interest and passion for the Napoleonic Wars and also anything to do with ancient history, with my first ever talk following the fascinating story of Hannibal Barca's conflict with the Romans.
Equipment needed: Digital projector and laptop, screen, table
All of my talks are delivered on modern and fancy PowerPoint presentations, accompanied usually with some handouts for the audience to read and look at at their leisure!
For each talk I typically charge a fee of £50 (I may charge more for groups of over 40 and also for travel expenses depending on the distance), and I aim for them to last around an hour. I am normally able to be very flexible with my time, so if you'd like me to give a talk either in the day or the evening then I am sure I can accommodate!
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