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During the Tudor period both the Solent and Portsmouth were mapped for the purposes of national defense. The maps themselves are beautiful objects and record a wealth of detail about the Solent and Portsmouth. This lavishly illustrated talk explores much of this historic information, covers aspects of the natural environment, as well as the civil and military infrastructure of the time.
British Duelling by Mark Barton
Local author Mark Barton returns to the club to regale us with tales about some of the duels - and the quirks of history relating to them - that occurred within the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, including the very last fatal English duel fought over the road from the Portsmouth Sailing Club.
James Daly builds an extremely detailed picture of Portsmouth's First World War dead, down to where they were born and where they lived. Not only will their powerfully poignant stories tell us about how the war was fought and won, and their sacrifices, but they will also provide a vividly clear picture of how Portsmouth and its people suffered during the war to end all wars. James is a researcher for Portsmouth Museums and Visitor Services, currently working on the redevelopment of the D-Day Museum. He has written two books on the experiences of Portsmouth's casualties of the First and Second World Wars, and is co-author of Portsmouth Paper 78 on the impact of the First World on Portsmouth 1914-1925. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a history degree in 2005
(Please view the Lectures Archive to see the previous Wyllie lectures which have taken place at Portsmouth Sailing Club)