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28th March 11.30 am. '"Heros and Villains of the sea ' Seven maritime Heros and Villains

  • The sea is adorned and bedeviled  by dozens of heros and villains! The floor is yours for seven to ten minutes so come along and tell us about your favourite.  

  • Just some ideas would be: Noah, Ulysees, Ahab, Captain Cook, Henry the Navigator, Walter Raleigh, Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Captain Kydd,  Captain Bligh, Byng, Magellan, Nelson, Drake, Hawke, Jellicoe, Beatty, Brunel, Grace Darling, Fitzroy, Ben Ainsleigh, Ellen MacArthur, Thor Heyerdhal,  Francis Chichester. Please can you think of a theme and book your slot?

Anne Filgate will talk about Grace Darling and the famous rescue of the survivors of the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838.

Pippa Hawker's subject is Pete Goss. the extraordinarily courageous and talented long distance sailor

Mike Filgate  will talk about Grace O'Malley , piratical scourge of Quenn Elizabeth

John Allan has chosen to vilify Cleopatra for her perfidy at Actium

Nigel Pickford's candidates are 'FRANCIS DAVENPORT AND SAMUEL WHITE, WHO WAS THE HERO AND WHO THE VILLAIN?

John Bendall will  precis the fascinating story of the K2 Bounty watch (the subject of his new book)

Douglas Butler will talk about 'Bligh in the aftermath of the mutiny' Was he a villain or a hero?

Venue:  

11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,

4-6 Ballast Quay Greenwich
London
SE10 9PD

 

Cost

£12 for the lecture or £10 for London Historians & Docklands History Group and past attendees plus the cost of the light lunch / bar snacks afterwards

Numbers are strictly limited so please book early.