Birmingham Centre for the Study of War Autumn Day School

In Collaboration with the Birmingham Branch of the Historical Association

A DAY SCHOOL

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Decision at Derby: The Jacobite Invasion of England and the Fate of the ‘Forty-five

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-6 was the greatest crisis faced by the British state in the eighteenth century; had it succeeded, the course of British history would have been very different. This day school investigates the fate of the Jacobite invasion of England, the high-water mark of the rebellion, and examines why the Jacobites took the decision to turn back at Derby when success was arguably within their grasp. In doing so, it considers the nature of the English Jacobite movement, the leadership of the Jacobite army and the strengths and weaknesses of the Government forces opposing them.

PROGRAMME

08.45 Assemble

09.00 Departure from the Main Entrance (East Gate) of the University of Birmingham

10.30 Talk at Swarkestone Bridge: ‘The Jacobite Invasion of England’ (Vicky Henshaw, University of Birmingham)

12.00 Arrival in Derby for re-enactment of the Jacobite entry into Derby

13.00 Service of commemoration in Derby Cathedral

13.30 Soup and sandwiches in Derby Cathedral Centre

14.00 Talk in Derby Cathedral: ‘Jacobitism and the Church of England’ (Dr. Michael Snape, University of Birmingham)

14.30 Walking tour: ‘The Jacobites in Derby’ (Vicky Henshaw, University of Birmingham)

15.15 Tea in Derby Cathedral Centre

15.30 Talk: ‘A Missed Opportunity? The English Jacobites and the ‘Forty-five’ (Dr. Michael Snape, University of Birmingham)

16.00 Talk: ‘The British Army and the Repulse of the Jacobite Invasion’ (Vicky Henshaw, University of Birmingham)

16.30 Questions and answers

17.00 Departure

18.15 Arrival at Main Entrance (East Gate) of the University of Birmingham

Please contact Mrs Carolyn Sweet, Secretary of the Centre for First World War Studies, if you require directions: Tel.: 0121 414 3983 e-mail: C.Y.Sweet@bham.ac.uk Directions and downloadable maps are also available from the University of Birmingham Web Site: http://www.bham.ac.uk

Please click here for the Autumn Day School 2010 Application Form

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