Fanny and George: two teenagers at Waterloo

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 1st May 2024

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Bristol University Humanities Building at 7 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TB

Description: Mike Robinson university lecturer and author of Quatre Bras will be sharing his research on two teenagers, Ensign George Ainslie, who joined the 69th Regiment of Foot as its most junior officer, fresh from Eton in February 1815, and Frances Watson, daughter of Major Lewis Watson of the same regiment, a 16 year-old army brat. Unusually, she was in Belgium during the Waterloo campaign along with both her parents.

How to book: No need to book just turn up

Price: £3 for non-members

Tel: 0117 9442896



Organiser: Mary Feerick

Lecturer: Mike Robinson

Comments: Mike Robinson is a local author of highly successful book Quatre Bras. This lecture will focus on George who served through the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo and has left us an account which is now in the library of Cheltenham College (which he he

Region: South-West England

Branch: Bristol

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