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University Centre hosts major English Civil War Conference

A major English Civil War Conference is set to return to Rowley’s House - the iconic Shrewsbury building and University Centre base - next month.

Supported by official event partners the Pike and Shot Society, and organised by one of the world’s leading publishers of military history – Helion & Company – the conference on Saturday, September 10 will conclude with a guided tour of Civil War Shrewsbury, led by experienced town guide Robert Elliott.

“After last year’s resounding success, we’re delighted to be returning to Shrewsbury and we feel very proud of the rich programme of talks we have been able to put together – led by many of the leading historians and academics currently working within the field of English Civil War Studies,” said Charles Singleton, Commissioning Editor at Helion & Company.

“Our aim is to offer a stimulating and informative environment, facilitating research and promoting interest in this most important and fascinating war of Britain’s past.”

A range of papers will be shared throughout the day – all on the theme of ‘Professionalism’ in the conduct and operations of the armies of the Civil Wars. These include a lecture on the Battle of Montgomery by Dr Jonathan Worton – a local author who published his account of the Civil War in Shropshire earlier this year (also with Helion).

Professor Tim Jenkins from University Centre Shrewsbury said: “We are thrilled that Helion & Company, the Pike and Shot Society, and leading Civil War historians are returning to Shrewsbury for the second English Civil War Conference and that we have the opportunity to host this exciting event.”

Four new ground-breaking books will be launched on the day, which will be available for purchase in Helion & Company’s pop-up book shop, with special introductory offers.

Helion Publisher Duncan Rogers added: “I would like to thank University Centre Shrewsbury for once again welcoming to us to our highly appropriate and historic Barker Street venue, Rowley’s House, for what is quite simply a must-attend event for academics and enthusiasts of the English Civil War. 

“I would like to thank and congratulate my Commissioning Editor, Charles Singleton, on the excellent programme he has put together, and all our lecturers for their contribution to the day. 

“At only £25 per ticket, this represents excellent value for a full eight-hour day, with lunch and unlimited drinks included. For those who want to stay on, there is also the complimentary guided tour of Civil War Shrewsbury to look forward to.”

To purchase a ticket, or to request further information, please email [email protected].

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