Saturday, July 20, 2024

Talk – Jane Austen and the Military @ West Berkshire Museum

When:
Wed, 13 December 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
West Berkshire Museum
The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire
Berkshire RG14 5AS

In Jane Austen’s 41 years of life, Great Britain was at war or under threat of invasion for all but ten of those years. Although Jane’s works lack specific detail of the wars, in this talk military historian Alan Turton looks in detail at the militia and local forces with which Jane would have been familiar. This talk is to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death (1817).

£5. Please phone the museum to buy your ticket.

Contact telephone: 01635 519562