Author:Tim

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The Hundred Days

From 17-24 June, along with Ashley Truluck, I shall be guiding an expanded Waterloo tour that now takes in Paris along with Napoleon's palaces of Malmaison and Fontainebleau before picking up the Waterloo campaign from the point where Napoleon invaded the Netherlands. It should be...

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The Peninsular War in Southern Spain

From 30 April to 6 May 2019 I shall be back in Andalusia guiding a tour for The Cultural Experience that centres on Cadiz, describing the complex relationship between Britain and Spain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and taking in the battles of...

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Spies, Plots and Lies

The beginning of August saw the publication of This Dark Business, an analysis of the early stages of the Secret War against Napoleon. I am quite proud of this book which has been very favourably reviewed by Andrew Roberts in the Sunday Times....

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Mellon Fellowship

I have been awarded a senior fellowship by the Paul Mellon Centre in London to complete a book book provisionally entitled James Gillray and the Business of Satire. I have always wanted to write a book on Gillray and I am most grateful to the...

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A Near Run Thing

With that great raconteur and military expert Major-General Ashley Truluck, and wearing my Napoleon hat, I shall be guiding The Cultural Experience's Classic Waterloo Anniversary tour from 15-18 June 2018. Details can be found at www.theculturalexperience.com. Many thanks to all those who made the 2017 tour...

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The Napoleonic War in Andalucia

I hope to be leading a tour in Andalucia in May 2017 for the Cultural Experience. With the accent on the battle of Trafalgar and the various blockades and sieges of Cadiz, the tour will take in Jaén, the battlefield of Bailén, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz,...

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Versailles and American Independence

The American theme continued with a one-day conference at Versailles to accompany the exhibition Versailles et l'Indépendence Américaine. I had made small contributions to the catalogue on the theme of propaganda and was asked to speak on the image of the French and Americans in...

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Bunbury at Bury

Thanks to all who helped set up and attended what for me was a most enjoyable discussion of the work of Henry William Bunbury at Moyse's Hall in Bury St Edmunds. I thoroughly recommend the little exhibition on this likable local and international figure that...

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