Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies and Trivia of the British Empire

Thu 24 Sep

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1.30pm - 2.30pm

In Conversation | Online Only

Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies and Trivia of the British Empire

Join military historian Christopher Joll as he looks back at some of the treasures accumulated through conflict over the past 700 years.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Spoils of War

Description

Over the last 700 years, the United Kingdom has acquired a staggering array of treasures as a direct result of its military activities – from Joan of Arc’s ring to Hitler’s desk. Through original research in military collections and museums, Christopher Joll will shine a new light on forgotten objects and the people involved in these extraordinary stories.

Christopher Joll spent his formative years as an officer in The Life Guards. In 2012, he wrote the text for Uniquely British: A Year in the Life of the Household Cavalry; in 2018, he published The Drum Horse in the Fountain: Tales of the Heroes & Rogues in the Guards; and, in 2020, Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of the British Empire. He is also the author of the 15-volume military-historical/action-adventure series The Speedicut Saga. Joll is a Trustee of The Art Fund Prize for Museums and the Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry.

A copy of Christopher Joll's book Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies and Trivia of the British Empire can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Thursday, 24 September 2020
1.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue

Online Only

Price

Online: FREE

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