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Lecture: The War That Nobody Won – A British Perspective on the War of 1812

September 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

The War of 1812 – Madison’s War – has become the source of myth and legend. It resulted in the unopposed destruction of Washington and the burning of the White House, had catastrophic consequences for American commerce and the economy, and was seen in Britain as a vexatious distraction in a bigger continental conflict.

Join Sir Neil Cossons, distinguished historian, former Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (England), and Trustee of The Mariners’ Museum, as he offers a robust British perspective on the war that few wanted, nobody won, but which endures in American history as a parable of emerging nationhood. His talk is entitled The War That Nobody Won: A British Perspective on the War of 1812.

The doors will open at 6:15 PM. Plan to arrive early as members of the Tidewater Maritime Living History Association will be on hand to interpret War of 1812 weapons, food, and medicine.

Seating is limited, and please call (757) 591-7751 or e-mail [email protected] for seats.

Visit the Mariners’ Museum website for more information.


September 13, 2012
7:00 pm
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Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA United States
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