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Jane Austen and the Military

  • Fareham and Gosport area
  • Gosport Discovery Centre
  • 7:30pm Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
  • Jane Austen includes several characters in her novels who are (or have) been in the military.

    This is not surprising as through most of her writing career Britain was locked in a titanic struggle against Napoleonic France in which battles such as Trafalgar and Waterloo were fought.

    But what does she tell us about the military of her time, and how accurate are her accounts?

    Characters to be touched upon include: George Wickham (Pride & Prejudice); Colonel Brandon (Sense & Sensibility); Sir John Middleton (Sense & Sensibility); Mr Weston (Emma); William Price (Mansfield Park); Mr Price, snr (Mansfield Park); Frederick Wentwork (Persuasion); Admiral Croft (Persuasion); James Benwick (Persuasion).

    Tickets available from the library, by phoning the booking line on 02392 523463 or online via the link below.

  • Cost: £5
  • Venue: Gosport Discovery Centre
  • Telephone: 02392 523463
  • Book now!

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