Speaker for this talk will be Professor Andrew Lambert from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.
Jane Austen and the Regimentals
26th June – 10th September 2017
Winchester’s Military Museums present Jane Austen and the Regimentals, a temporary exhibition held in the Kincaid Gallery, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.
The exhibition will examine Jane Austen and military connections. For much of Jane Austen’s adult life, Britain was at war with France or America. Soldiers in their red coats were a familiar sight in southern England. Jane’s brother Henry served in the Militia, and all her novels feature military characters. The exhibition looks at life in the British Army between the 1780’s and 1815, providing the context for characters such as Wickham, Captain Tilney and Colonel Brandon.
The exhibition runs from 26th June to 10th September, 2017.