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Wed 5 May: Online Talk: Soldiers, Saints and Sinners: Oxfordshire Characters from the British Civil War 1642-6

On Wednesday 5 May at 7pm Charlbury PROBUS is hosting a Zoom talk by Stephen Barker called 'Soldiers, Saints and Sinners: Oxfordshire Characters from the British Civil War 1642-6'

Oxfordshire played a significant part in the First Civil War – Oxford became the Royalist capital in late 1642 and the county was on the frontline with parliamentary Buckinghamshire. This participation has left a legacy of wonderful stories and fascinating characters, many associated with local Oxfordshire communities. The talk is fully illustrated, is replete with anecdotes, character studies and tales of daring do!

Stephen is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with museums, universities, charities and other heritage organisations to design exhibitions and make funding applications. He worked at Banbury Museum and for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. Stephen has delivered projects on behalf of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the Battlefields Trust. He specialises in military history, particularly the First World War and British Civil Wars. He is a Trustee of the Bucks Military Museum Trust, the Old Gaol Buckingham and is an Arts Council Museum Mentor. He is the author of 'Lancashire's Forgotten Heroes' - a history of the 8th East Lancs in the Great War.

Guests are welcome. For a link please contact Phil Roberts on philroberts76@outlook.com

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