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Regimental Historian Lecture Series 2022/23
Wednesday 5th October, 6.30-7.30pm: The Perils of the Final Journey
A new and unique monthly online lecture series from our Regimental Historian, Christopher Joll.
Cost per lecture: £5.00
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About the lecture:
From the funeral of King Richard III, delayed by a mere 530 years, to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, this talk examines not only how State Funerals are planned and organised, but some of the things that have gone wrong with the ceremonies. These include why the State Funeral of 1st Duke of Montrose in 1661 was corporeally incomplete, the story of why Nelson was buried in a coffin made of French oak; the awful problems encountered during the State Funeral of the 1st Duke of Wellington, problems that were eclipsed by those encountered during Queen Victoria’s funeral; the dreadful omen experienced by King Edward VIII at the State Funeral of his father, King George V – and many more.
About the speaker:
Christopher Joll is a former officer in The Life Guards and the Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry. He is also a serial author of novels and histories, a guest speaker for several cruise lines, a regular contributor at literary festivals, and an audio and video podcaster for the Household Cavalry Museum. He is currently working on a history of the important collection of historical relics and art, including Napoleon’s underwear and campaign carriage that were lost in the fire at Madame Tussaud’s in 1925.
For more information see www.christopherjoll.com.