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“The Devonshires Held This Trench”… On a small sector of the Southern area of the Somme, a cemetery entrenched the 9th Devons. It was the 9th Devons who were set to attack just south of Mametz on July 1st 1916.

I will be giving my first Battlefield Guide Virtual Tour on the 9th Devons, on the 21st of March.

This virtual tour will take you into Mansell Copse with the 9th Devons to see exactly why Captain Duncan Martin believed their attack was a recipe for disaster, despite the 8th Devons reaching the objective on July 1st. The tour will finish on an exploration into the cemetery, it’s formation with the Imperial War Graves Commission, whilst touching on the men still there today. to understand the legacy to why “The Devonshires Hold It Still”

For more information and ticket to purchase the tour, click here

06/02/2021

On March 4th, to mark International Women’s Day next month (March 8th) I will be giving an online talk about the history of Women in Norwich. Norwich is one of the U.K oldest cities, steeped in history from the ancient to modern day. The talk will look at the connection to Boudica, the medieval female religious community ‘The Beguins’ the cities connection to the witch trials, Amelia Opie and the abolition of the slave trade and women of Norwich who kept industry afloat during the First World War. + so much more! Tickets are only £5, see the link for further information.

05/02/2021

On 23rd and 24th December, 9pm Channel 5, A Wartime Christmas aired. A show which I worked across. You can watch it now on My 5.

04/01/2021

Story of the Songs is now available to watch of My 5 and on Sky. I have been working across the Episodes as they looking at key musicians of the 20th century and three defining songs of their career.

15/12/2020

Tonight I will be hosting a panel of 8 historians, discussing the positives, negatives and varied experiences of being a Second World War historian. You can tune in live on here.

12/10/2020

This week I am taking over Une Plus Grande Guerre’s Twitter posting daily threads about the First World War Centenary in Britain, in relation to popular culture. The threads will explore how the First World War was commemorated at a national, local and individual level between 2014-2018.

05/10/2020

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