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  • The Boer War and Its Legacy

    The Second Boer (1898-1902) also known as the Anglo-Boer War or South Africa War was fought between the British Empire and the free Afrikaner states of the Transvaal Republic, and Orange Free State. In this talk, Ryan will outline the causes, chronology and outcomes of the conflict. Particular fo...

  • The Story of Dido Belle

    Dido Belle was a young black woman, born to a British Naval Officer and a slave woman but brought up in an aristocratic family. She was privileged but not equal, loved but not legally free. She occupied an extraordinary position in the home of the Lord Chief Justice Mansfield as his adopted niece...

  • What Actually Were the Anglo-Dutch Wars?

    Not many people have ever heard of the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth century – These were three wars between England and the United Provinces (you’ll know them today as the Netherlands) between 1652 and 1674, fought for money, prestige and political rivalries in England. The Anglo-Dutch war...