Famous Battles and their Myths


Please note - there is a public conference at Reading Museum on 25 June 2016.  FamousBattlesandtheirMythspicFor the draft programme, click here.

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In 2016 we commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings; in 2017 the 350th anniversary of the naval battle of Chatham. Famous battles are commemorated for many reasons, including the political agendas of those who use the myths for their purposes. We expect the following contributions from staff across the University of Reading and a few colleagues from further afield:

For further information, contact Professor Beatrice Heuser (d.b.g.heuser@reading.ac.uk) or Dr Athena Leoussi (a.s.leoussi@reading.ac.uk)

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