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.
The Friends intend to visit the Lines of Torres Vedras in October 2020. During the visit, we will visit a number of locations on the Lines as well as take part in the official Lines of Torres Vedras Day celebrations at Torres Vedras. We are also considering a visit to the local battlefields of Roliça and Vimeiro.
The probable dates are 15-20 October 2020. The weather was very good in 2018, but we are giving no guarantees.
Further detail will be published here. Members of the Friends will get priority bookings. If there are spare places they will be open to anyone.
The Friends plan to arrange a walk in London to visit places that have some relevance to the life of the Duke of Wellington. Places being considered are: Battersea Park where he fought a duel with the Earl of Winchelsea; House of Lords; Downing street (outside); Horse Guards, The Atheneum club; Hoby the bookmaker. Watch here for further details