Sir Charles Warren: Royal Engineer extraordinaire

Thursday 3 November 2016, 16.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Free,booking required

If Charles Warren (1840–1927) is known at all today, it is as the pioneering archaeologist of Jerusalem in the 1860s, or as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who failed to catch ‘Jack the Ripper’, or as the General who lost the Boer War Battle of Spion Kop. In this lecture, author and historian Kevin Shillington will challenge these limited caricatures by focusing on Warren's whole career, from his early postings in Gibraltar, Jerusalem and South Africa, to his place within the literature of the first ‘Bloody Sunday’ and ‘Ripperology’, ultimately vindicating him from the shame of Spion Kop.

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Sir Charles Warren: Royal Engineer extraordinaire

Thursday 3 November 2016

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