'Cheshire's Oliver Cromwell? Sir William Brereton: a talk by Peter Gaunt

08-11-23 - 08-11-23,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

Comparisons are often made between Sir William Brereton, parliament's dynamic commander-in-chief in Cheshire, and the burgeoning military career of Oliver Cromwell in his home patch and beyond; this lecture explores those issues afresh, comparing and contrasting the backgrounds, lives and careers of the two men, both of whom were exempted from the provisions of the Self-Denying Ordinance in 1645, examining the parallels which can be drawn.

Peter Gaunt is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester. His books include The British Wars, 1637-1651; The English Civil War: The Essential Readings; The English Civil Wars; Oliver Cromwell; and The Correspondence of Henry Cromwell, 1655-59. He is President of the Cromwell Association.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here.

We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:

Wednesday 8 November at 7.30pm - Professor Peter Gaunt on 'Cheshire's Oliver Cromwell? The Career of Sir William Brereton'

Wednesday 15 November at 7.30pm - Dr Ismini Pells on 'Military Medicine during the Civil Wars'

Wednesday 22 November at 7.30pm - Dr Benjamin Redding on 'The ship Gloucester in the Caribbean, 1654-56'

Wednesday 29 November at 7.30pm - Dr Hannah Jeans on 'Women's Lives and Writing during the Civil Wars'

Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent 48 hours before the talk.

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