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The British Army: A New Short History

29 September 2023, 12.00pm

'The British Army: A New Short History' book cover
'The British Army: A New Short History' book cover
'The British Army: A New Short History' book cover
29 September 2023, 12.00pm

The British Army: A New Short History

Join Ian Beckett as he offers a fascinating view on the British Army from its inception to the modern day.

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About the event

The British Army has a long history that stretches back to the 17th century. Since then, it has been involved in conflicts across the globe and at home.

The history of the Army can be studied in so many different ways; from its impact on social, economic and cultural life, to its international, regional and local influence.

Ian Beckett will be in conversation with the National Army Museum’s Dr Glyn Prysor, discussing some of the key moments that have defined the British Army. Together, they will chart how it has evolved and changed over time.

About the speakers

Ian Beckett retired as Professor of Military History at the University of Kent in 2015. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has held chairs in both the UK and US. He is internationally known for his work on the history of the British Army in the 19th and 20th centuries and on the First World War. He was chairman of the UK Army Records Society from 2000 to 2014 and is Secretary of the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust.

Dr Glyn Prysor is Research Director at the National Army Museum. A historian specialising in modern British history, he previously worked as Chief Historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and now leads the Museum’s academic and public history activities.

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29 September 2023
12.00pm - 1.00pm
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National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom