Author:Tim

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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House of Lords Gillray Collection

I have just completed a checklist of the eleven volumes of prints by Gillray (and a few other artists) in the House of Lords. The collection was given to the House by the important Victorian collector Sir William Augustus Fraser (1826-1898). The prints were compiled...

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Images du Grand Siècle, l’estampe française au temps de Louis XIV, study day at the bibliothèque nationale

I am looking forward to Thursday's study day in Paris where I shall be talking about French prints in England around 1700 - an interest inspired by the collection of George Clarke at Worcester College Oxford http://prints.worc.ox.ac.uk   For the exhibition and study day see http://www.bnf.fr/fr/evenements_et_culture/expositions/f.images_grand_siecle.html...

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Warwick in Venice Visual Print Culture conference

Just back from a highly enjoyable weekend in Venice for Warwick University's Visual Print Culture conference. It was a great pleasure to meet new scholars with an interest in prints as well as old friends. Many thanks to Mark Philp, Mark Knights, Kate Astbury and...

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Newsnight 17 June 2015

I very much enjoyed my live appearance on Newsnight to discuss the Battle of Waterloo on the eve of the anniversary. I had just done a four-hour presentation on the battle for Inscape and was leaving for Waterloo at 6am the following morning but the...

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The Cultural Experience Waterloo 2015

200th Anniversary Campaign Tour 18-21 June                  The guide explaining that further progress along the track marked 'Passage Interdit' had been refused. We were not welcome at La Haye Sainte as the owners had guests that evening and did not wish...

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The Last Stand: Napoleon’s 100 Days in 100 Objects

Please take a look at this fascinating online exhibition: www.100days.eu. Relive the drama and the uncertainty of Napoleon's return to power day by day! Find out how civilians, soldiers and politicians from across Europe reacted to the news filtering out of France in 1815. New material will...

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