‘Wellington, San Sebastian and Siege Warfare Revisited’ - Professor Bruce Collins

Thursday 14th June 2018

18:00, 14 June 2018
War Studies Meeting Room K6.07, King’s Building,
Kings College London, Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

SAHR is delighted to welcome Professor Bruce Collins, who will present his new book: ‘Wellington and the Siege of San Sebastian, 1813’ (Pen & Sword Military, 2017). His reassessment of Wellington's siege puts the events of San Sebastian into the broader context of siege warfare during the Napoleonic Wars. San Sebastian was a key objective which had to be secured to allow the allied army to push into Southern France following the successful battle of Vitoria, and Professor Collins's research draws on a number of original sources to assess how this complex operation unfolded. His work offers a new understanding of this important siege, which marked the beginning of the end of the Peninsular War (1808-14). The event will hosted by the War Studies Department, King’s College London.

Bruce Collins is Professor of Modern History at Sheffield Hallam University. He has written widely on nineteenth-century American politics and the origins of the American Civil War, and British power and imperialism in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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