What’s On

Tuesday 28th January 2020
7.30pm at Wickham Community Centre

Portsmouth – Harlots, Dung and Glory

Old Portsmouth as shown in the Cowdray engraving c.1545

A talk by Andrew Negus
The origin and development of Portsmouth from 1100 until today is covered in a series of talks by Andrew.
Naturally its history is closely related to the growth of the Royal Navy and the Navy’s part in making the UK the most powerful country in the world by 1900. We will be introduced to some of the many characters who have been involved in Portsmouth’s history including murderers, harlots, and the inventor of the umbrella. Kings, queens, admirals, authors, and actors will entertain us with their appearances.
In this the first part, we will cover the period 1100-1790.

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