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The third East Midlands Napoleonic Days weekend takes place at Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire on Saturday/Sunday 2/3 March. The building is the former drill-hall of the South Notts Hussars and provides a most suitable venue for the event.

The weekend, admission free, is staged in four indoor spaces and features talks on a wide range of subjects by published writers, as well as exhibitions, wargaming, demonstrations, family activities and book sales.

The programme will run 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.

The weekend will benefit from the kind sponsorship of HELION & CO. and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION.

HELION & Co. (
is one of the world's leading publishers of military history, while THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION ( promotes understanding of the battle and Britain's role in the Napoleonic Wars. 

For our weekend the term Napoleonic refers to the period, not just the man, so there is a wide range of subject matter - social history as well as purely military affairs. Costume balls as well as cannon balls!

Speakers  include historians Andrew Bamford, Paul Chamberlain, Mick Crumplin,  Carole Divall, Rob Griffith, Edward Hammond, Michael Kirkby, Mark S Thompson; plus host and historical novelist Peter Youds.

Several of our authors have new books to tell you about at the event!

On Saturday the NG13 Wargamers will return to fight "A Peninsular War Skirmish". The NG13 gamers with their superb figures and scenery are always popular.

The lively Hands-on History attraction for young people on Sunday, will return, presented by Michael Kirkby and Edward Hammond, with a chance to pick up historical items, play games and enjoy dressing up!

The popular bookshop will again sell works by the speakers, plus plenty of titles of general Georgian/Napoleonic interest. Set time aside to browse!

The splendid Christa Hook will be our artist in residence, displaying and talking about her wonderful military paintings in the studio.

Bacon butties, cakes, ship's biscuit and light lunches will be available in the beautifully appointed Cafe Corsica.

Here is the full programme:


Long Acre Studios, Bingham, 2/3 March, 2019



NG13 Wargamers: Peninsular War Skirmish


Michael Kirkby/ Edward Hammond – Hands-on History

Both days

Christa Hook: Art Exhibition


Programme of Speakers

Saturday 2 March, 10am – 5pm


Peter Youds

Small talk



Book Launch

Andrew Bamford

New Helion Titles

Breaking Rule One: The destruction of the Grande Armee 1812


Carole Divall

The Do-Something General: How Sir Ralph Abercromby gave the British Army a taste of victory


Mark Thompson

The Napoleonic services of Field Marshal John Burgoyne RE









Mick Crumplin


Waterloo - after the glory: care of the wounded after the campaign of June 1815


Paul Chamberlain

The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross: The Naval Connection


Peter Youds

The Senior Service




Sunday 3 March, 10am – 3pm


Peter Youds

Small Talk


Carole Divall

Taking the King's Shilling: Fine fellow or scum of the earth?


Rob Griffith

Rogues with Rifles: the 5/60th in the Peninsula


Peter Youds

Fake News: Fact in Fiction 


    2.00 Michael Kirkby Military Families of Nottinghamshire: The Napoleonic Wars
    3.00 Edward Hammond In the service of the Emperor: The life and experiences of the Napoleonic soldier


Bingham is a friendly market town which sits on the A46/A52 junction and is between the A1 and M1, accessible by bus and train. There is free parking near the venue.

Postcode for satnav: NG13 8BG

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