Regimental Historian (online) Lectures: 4 of 8: Save Gordon

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Regimental Historian Lecture Series 2022/23

Wednesday 5th October, 6.30-7.30pm: Save Gordon

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 late 1882, the British government very reluctantly sent an Expeditionary Force, again under the command of Lord Wolseley, to rescue Major General Charles Gordon who was trapped in Khartoum by the Mahdi’s army. Wolseley knew that he might have to move at speed to rescue Gordon and so created three camel-borne regiments (The Guards, the Heavy and the Light Camel Regiments). The Heavy Cavalry Regiment included a large contingent from the regiments of the Household Cavalry. This is their story.

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 5th October, 6.30-7.30pm: Save Gordon

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 late 1882, the British government very reluctantly sent an Expeditionary Force, again under the command of Lord Wolseley, to rescue Major General Charles Gordon who was trapped in Khartoum by the Mahdi’s army. Wolseley knew that he might have to move at speed to rescue Gordon and so created three camel-borne regiments (The Guards, the Heavy and the Light Camel Regiments). The Heavy Cavalry Regiment included a large contingent from the regiments of the Household Cavalry. This is their story.

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.