Civil War Petitions - Stories of Maimed Soldiers, War Widows and the Human Cost of War
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About the Event
Dr. Ismini Pells joined the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester as a postdoctoral research fellow in July 2017 and is the second speaker in the 2019 Civil War Nights Programme.
She studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she completed a thesis in 2014 examining the career of Philip Skippon, commander of the infantry in the New Model Army. Since then, she has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Exeter on a Wellcome Trust-funded project examining early modern medical practitioners, during which she researched the careers of practitioners in Civil War armies. Ismini has published an edited collection, New Approaches to the Military History of the English Civil War (Solihull, 2016), and is currently working on a monograph on Skippon.
She has also published articles and contributed chapters to collections on various military and medical topics relating to the Civil Wars. She is a trustee of the Society for Army Historical Research and the Cromwell Association.
The Civil War Nights Programme has been running for four years and we have had the privilege to host some incredible speakers such as Professor Ronald Hutton and Charles Spencer. The talks take place in the historic Great Hall of The Commandery where seating is limited, so we would advise pre-booking for all talks. The Commandery Cafe will remain open from 5pm until the talk starts should you wish to arrive early.
Members of the Battle of Worcester Society, Cromwell Association or the Battlefield's Trust are able to purchase the discounted £5 tickets (normally £7).
- Adult Ticket (Non Member)£7£70£0
- Adult Ticket (Member's Ticket)£5£50£0
- Student Ticket£3£30£0