The Nursery of the King's Infantry - Reassessing the Civil War in Wales 1642-46
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About the Event
Professor Peter Gaunt is Senior Lecturer in History at University College Chester. He is also Chairman of The Cronwell Association. He is the third speaker in the 2019 Civil War Nights programme.
Professor Gaunt held a succession of mainly non-academic posts, including work on a range of archaeological excavations and surveys, as an architectural historian for English Heritage working mainly on Hampton Court Palace and as a researcher/writer for the parks and palaces division of the Department of the Environment working mainly on the Tower of London and Kensington Palace and Gardens. He also undertook a range of free-lance commissions, including work on guide books, on picture research and captioning, and on a number of exhibitions and interpretative strategies.
Although he was working outside academia at this stage, he continued to research and write and began to have scholarly material published. This process was aided by a year spent living and working at Wellington in New Zealand in the mid 1980s as a post-doctoral fellow of the Victoria University of Wellington. He returned full time to academic work in the late 1980s and since then have held teaching posts at the University of Wales (Swansea), the University of London (Royal Holloway) and the University of Chester.
His interests range over history and archaeology, especially visiting castles, churches and chapels. He also enjoys second hand bookshops and acquiring (too many) second hand books, walking and photography.
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