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May 31, 2016|Uncategorized

“Akenhaten: Heretic King?” – Mike Hollis

Mike Hollis, local Wickham historian and Egyptologist, gave a fascinating talk to twenty four members of the History Society on Egypt’s ‘Heretic Pharaoh’. Akenhaten ruled for just seventeen years, but in that short time he created a new state religion, built a new capital and lost an empire. Akenhaten ruled during the Egyptian New Kingdom…

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May 31, 2015|Uncategorized

“Who was Henry Cort?” – Harvey Griffiths

Harvey Grifiiths presented a fascinating talk on Henry Cort (1740-1800) of Fontley lronworks. Did you know the metal sculptures in West Street Fareham celebrate his achievements? Yet although Henry Cort created new iron finishing processes that helped quadruple the production of iron in Britain, he was disgraced and bankrupted by the Government and when he…

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