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Bonus Essay Prize Winners Announced

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Society for Army Historical Research is pleased to announce the winners of its additional Lockdown Schools Essay Competition for 2020. The judges had a selection of high-quality writing from which to pick a winner and runner-up, ranging in subjects from the English Civil War, via the World Wars, to the Falklands War. The judging panel unanimously agreed that from the youngest entrant upwards every essays showed much promise, and that winners or not, all entrants should be commended and encouraged to continue studying and writing about history.

The prize winners were:

First Prize: James Mair (Marple Sixth Form College) with "An Exploration of Limited War Strategies: British Operations on the North American Continent 1812-1815" [PDF]
Runner-up: Ines Mubgar-Spencer (St Paul's Girls' School) with "To What Extent Did The New Model Army Change the Course of the English Civil War?" [PDF]

Both prize-winning essays can be read as PDFs using the above links.

James and Ines will each receive a cheque and a commemorative glass. We offer them both our warmest congratulations and thank all those who entered. Our usual Schools and Undergraduate Essay competition is still running and will close in February 2021. If you are inspired to write, please do pick up your pen or keyboard and enter. Further details are available in the Competitions section of the Society's website.

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