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Helion's Century of the Soldier Conference - Saturday, 22nd September, at the Royal Armories, Leeds

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HillervonGaertringen Sponsoring Member of TMP of Helion and Company writes:

Helion and Company are proud to announce the fourth Century of the Soldier conference. This year's conference is being held jointly with the Royal Armories, and is being generously supported by the Pike and Shot Society.


The conference will be on Saturday, 22nd September, and will be held at the Royal Armories in Leeds.

Papers Confirmed Are:

  • Prof. Steve Murdoch – keynote speaker – Britain and the Thirty Years' War: The evolution of a field of study
  • Arran Johnston – Leslie and the Scottish Officers in Swedish service
  • Simon Marsh – A Case of Drakes – James Wemyss and light artillery development during the Civil War
  • Martyn Bennett – Appointments and Disappointments: creating command structures in 1642
  • David Flintham – European influences on siege works in the Civil Wars
  • Keith Dowen – 17th Century British and European drill manuals
  • Stephen Ede Borrett – The influence of the Military Flags of the Thirty Years War on English Vexillology 1640-1651
  • Michal Paradowski-Aston, Butler and Murray – British officers in the service of Polish Vasa kings 1621-1634
  • Adam Marks-England and the Thirty Years' War

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Steve Murdoch of the University of Saint Andrews as our keynote speaker opening the conference. Once again, we have a wide range of papers covering a variety of topics. It is intended that the day will offer a stimulating and informative environment, facilitating research and promoting interest in this most important and fascinating period.

The theme of this year's conference is Britain Turned Germany, the Thirty Years War and its impact on the British Isles (1638-1660). We shall also be launching new titles on the day with special offers. Drinks will be available through the day along with a lunchtime buffet. Tickets are £30.00 GBP per person.

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