Category Archives: Events

From Reason to Revolution Conference, 29 April 2018

By Andrew Bamford. The inaugural From Reason to Revolution series conference took place on Sunday 29 April at York Army Museum. Fans of Century of the Soldier will know that the conference tied to that series has become an eagerly-anticipated … Continue reading

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Helion at Salute, London Excel 14 April 2018

Friday 13 April dawned chilly and cloudy, but after a tremendous effort from our events manager, Andy Miles, we had the van loaded virtually to its roof with lots of goodies for Salute, including three ranges of wargames figures. As … Continue reading

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From Reason to Revolution Events Update

For fans of the From Reason to Revolution, we have two special events coming up in Spring 2018. Firstly, Helion is co-sponsoring the 2018 East Midlands Napoleonic Days, taking place at the Long Acre Studios, Bingham (formerly the drill hall … Continue reading

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For budding authors and more! OPEN BOOK 2017: The brand new Literary Festival for Hitchin – Saturday 29 July 2017

By Allan Esler Smith I am part of the Group organising the inaugural Open Book 2017 at British Schools Museum and we have a significant ‘history’ content in the day. Please see some detail below on one of my talks … Continue reading

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Centenary Commemorations: Passchendaele. 103 Days in Hell

A TV historian and author is set to mark the Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres by telling the personal stories of those who fought during a nightmare struggle which has become known a Passchendaele.  South-West London-based Alexandra Churchill … Continue reading

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Great War Memoir Launch Hailed a Huge Success

THE BBC’s Hugh Pym (pictured above left) was guest of honour at the official launch of a new memoir on the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, who volunteered as an Army Chaplain in Christmas 1914. The Half-Shilling Curate. A Personal Account of … Continue reading

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Accrington Pal Remembered at Library Author Event – 1 September, 2016

THE author of a new book on an Accrington Pal – who survived the Battle of the Somme – will give a free-to-attend talk at Accrington Library on Thursday, 1 September. Accrington-born Private Jack Smallshaw was one of the first … Continue reading

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University Centre Hosts Major English Civil War Conference

A MAJOR English Civil War Conference is set to return to the town’s iconic Rowley’s House building and University Centre Shrewsbury base on Saturday, 10 September. Supported by official event partners the Pike and Shot Society, and organised by one … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Bill Braham – Ancestor of Barnsley ‘Old Boy’ George Braham

By Jane Ainsworth I was delighted to hear from Bill when Duncan Rogers, my publisher at Helion & Company, forwarded an email to me from him on 12 July. Bill had read my book – Great Sacrifice: The ‘Old Boys’ of … Continue reading

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“A Rabble of Gentility”? – The Northern Horse, 1644-45

By John Barratt General George Monck once described the Royalist Horse in the English Civil War as  a “rabble of gentility”. It  was (even in the closing stages of the war) a rather sweeping generalisation, but the men who perhaps … Continue reading

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