£5 members/£7 non-members Christopher Joll will explore some of the spoils of war seized
£5 members/£7 non-members
Christopher Joll will explore some of the spoils of war seized by British troops during the Georgian period, many of which are now on display in public collections. He will consider the issue of repatriation as well as bringing to light some fascinating historical facts about those spoils of war held in British collections – along the way debunking a number of myths and legends.
Christopher Joll was educated at Oxford University and the RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Life Guards in 1968, leaving seven years later following service that included four tours of duty in Northern Ireland. After a career in the City and industry, in 2005 Christopher’s focus turned to writing books and directing national and royal events for armed services charities. Christopher’s recent books, all published by Nine Elms Books, include The Drum Horse in the Fountain: Tales of the Heroes & Rogues in the Guards; Black Ice: The Memoir of Corie Mapp – soldier, double amputee & world champion; and The Imperial Impresario: The Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of Napoléon’s Theatre of Power. In 2023, Nine Elms Books will publish Christopher’s Fire! The Lost Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of Madame Tussaud & Sons’ Exhibition.
The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.
Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.
***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***
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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm