Regimental Historian (online) Lectures: 3 of 8: Ill Met by Moonlight

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Regimental Historian Lecture Series 2022/23

Wednesday 7th September, 6.30-7.30pm: Ill Met by Moonlight

A new and unique monthly online lecture series from our Regimental Historian, Christopher Joll.

Cost per lecture: £5.00

Full lecture series available @ £25 for all 8 lectures (here)

Purchase instigates a downloadable PDF containing full information including Zoom details.

Thank you for supporting our museum’s fundraising efforts.

About the lecture:

In 1882, the British government sent to Egypt an Expeditionary Force under the command of Lord Wolseley, to suppress a nationalist revolt against Britain’s ally, the Khedive of Egypt. Included in the Expeditionary Force was a composite Household Cavalry Regiment drawn from the 1st & 2nd Life Guards and The Blues. Not only was this the three regiments’ first operational role since the Battle of Waterloo, but it led to their famous charge in the moonlight at Kassassin.

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.

 

 

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Regimental Historian Lecture Series 2022/23

Wednesday 7th September, 6.30-7.30pm: Ill Met by Moonlight

A new and unique monthly online lecture series from our Regimental Historian, Christopher Joll.

Cost per lecture: £5.00

Full lecture series available @ £25 for all 8 lectures (here)

Purchase instigates a downloadable PDF containing full information including Zoom details.

Thank you for supporting our museum’s fundraising efforts.

About the lecture:

In 1882, the British government sent to Egypt an Expeditionary Force under the command of Lord Wolseley, to suppress a nationalist revolt against Britain’s ally, the Khedive of Egypt. Included in the Expeditionary Force was a composite Household Cavalry Regiment drawn from the 1st & 2nd Life Guards and The Blues. Not only was this the three regiments’ first operational role since the Battle of Waterloo, but it led to their famous charge in the moonlight at Kassassin.

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.