Next Friends Webinar - 10 December 2020. The Destruction of Arruda: The Light Division Out Of Control
The second in our series of talks related to the Lines of Torres Vedras will be presented on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 19:00 (UK time). The historian Bob Burnham, will present 'The Destruction of Arruda: The Light Division Out Of Control'. The Light Division were based in Arruda during October and November 1810, and Bob recounts the story of their occupation. This is covered in his forthcoming book 'Wellington's Light Division and the Defence of Portugal in 1810'. Please contact Ian Brewer to book a place.
I have just added the Diary of Edmund Mulcaster to Amazon Kindle. Mulcaster was heavily involved in the building of the Lines and provides an almost day-to-day account over several months in 1810.
Link to Amazon (UK)
At 19:00 on Friday 16 October 2020, I will be doing a short (20-30 minutes) talk on Zoom about the Lines of Torres Vedras. See poster below for details. All welcome.
My new book on the Napoleonic Services of John Fox Burgoyne will be published in October 2020. It contains much new information on the campaigns in which Burgoyne served. There are 50 new maps and plans. His service included the Corunna campaign, Oporto in 1809, the sieges of Badajoz in 1811 and 1812; the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo; the attack on the Salamanca Forts, El Bodon; the siege of Burgos; the siege of San Sebastian and the actions in. the Pyrenees and France.
This group is run by Vitor Gomes. Please visit and have a look. LINK
I have added links to the two issues published in the Documents section LINK
Issue 1 published in October 2019
Issue 2 published in August 2020
A Twitter presence is being created for the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras. Watch this space for more information.
Following the committee meeting this afternoon, It is with great regret that it has been decided to postpone the visit to the Lines of Torres Vedras until 2021. The committee has concluded that there are too many risks in a group travelling in the current circumstances. It is intended to reschedule the visit to October 2021.
If you are not doing anything on Monday evening, there are still some places on a Webinar I am doing on the Lines of Torres Vedras. See the attached poster. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of this event in London are attached.